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Visitor Information

Opening Times

Open Tuesday - Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.00am - 5.00pm, April - October. Closed on Mondays (except for Bank Holidays). Last entry is 30 minutes before closing time.

Please note: Some areas of Southsea Castle may be closed or inaccessible for operational purposes.

23-24 August 2014, Victorious Festival
On the weekend of 23-24 August 2014, Southsea Castle will be included within the grounds of the Victorious Festival, which is taking place on the Southsea seafront. Admission to Southsea Castle will be included as part of the festival ticket, and only festival ticket holders will be able to visit the Castle on these days.

Parking suspensions and road closures in late August:
Due to preparations for the Victorious Festival, there will be parking suspensions in the area of Southsea Castle between 8pm on 17th August and 8am on 27th August. The D-Day car park is closed for all of this time, and the surrounding roads will be closed between 8am on Friday 22nd August and 8am on Wednesday 27th August. Find out more here about these road closures and parking suspensions. Despite these restrictions, except over the weekend of 23-24 August you can still visit Southsea Castle as usual.

The Yellow Kite café is to be found in the Western Bailey of the castle through a courtyard garden. Yellow Kite is a catering company run with a commitment to good food and providing social good – set up as a social enterprise this unique catering company offers a cup of the best coffee in town and also provides exclusive catering for the events at the castle. Click here for the Yellow Kite website.
Café open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4.30pm

Admission FREE admission for all visitors. Please click here to see the admission charges for all our museums >

Education and Groups For all enquiries and group visits please telephone (023) 9283 4744 / 4737 or click here to email us, stating your name, school contact details, number/age of children, which museum/exhibition/workshop you are interested in and your preferred dates/times.

Car parking Car and coach pay and display parking is available near the museum, including in the D-Day Museum car park, and on Clarence Esplanade and the Avenue de Caen. To find out about current car parking charges in Portsmouth, please click here. Prices and availability of parking spaces may vary between different locations.

Travelling by public transport Southsea Castle is roughly the same distance from both Portsmouth Harbour, and Portsmouth & Southsea train stations. There are taxi ranks at both stations and a number of frequent buses that will drop you off close to the castle. To find out more about bus routes and other public transport in Portsmouth, click here.

Location Map

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Southsea Castle
Visit the City Museums site
Visit the Natural History Museum Site
Visit the D-day museum site
Visit the Records Office site
Visit the Charles Dickens site
Visit the Portsmouth Museum Portal site

 

Aerial photo of Southsea Castle

Exploring the castle walls

Exploring the tunnels around the moat