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Forthcoming Events at Southsea Castle

The Southsea Castle Champagne Bar will be open 6pm-12pm most Fridays during the summer.

Makers Market

Sunday May 28
Sunday June 25
Sunday July 23
Sunday August 20 (date set to avoid clash with Victorious)
Sunday September 24
10:30am - 4pm

The Makers Market at Southsea Castle is a fantastic artisan market set within the Castle itself. Held on the last Sunday of the month April-September, the market will feature some of Hampshire's best makers and artists. It's the ideal place to find that special gift for someone, or treat yourself!

As well as the makers market, the on-site Waterfront Gifts shop will be open, plus there will be great food and drink available from The Courtyard. With the Castle to explore, the pirates trail for children and The Southsea Brewing Company's microbrewery for the grown ups, there is certainly something for everyone!

If you are a maker and are be interested in trading at one of the markets, email:


The Creation Station

Tuesday 1st August

11am, 12.15pm & 1.30pm - Kings & Queens & Court Jesters Craft Activities

£3 per child / £1.50 with a leisure card, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 8th August

11am,12.15pm & 1.30pm - Sand Castles and Crabs Craft Activities

£3 per child / £1.50 with a leisure card, children must be accompanied by an adult.


The Mary Rose Museum at Southsea Castle - 15th & 16th August - details TBC

For a complete listing of events at all our museums please visit our portal site:

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Details are correct at time of upload. Every effort will be made to keep this site up-to-date but Portsmouth City Council reserves the right to make changes to the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

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Aerial photo of Southsea Castle

Exploring the castle walls

Exploring the tunnels around the moat