Please click on the green icons on the right of this page to see the websites about each of our individual museums.






Visitor Information

Opening Times

Open Tuesday - Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10.00am - 5.00pm, 31 March - October 2015.
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.

Please note that on the occassion of a wedding at Southsea Castle, parts of the castle may be inaccessable to members of the public. To check if there is an event or wedding taking place in the castle, please contact Southsea Castle using the contact details provided.

*** Saturday 4th April 2015 *** Due to a wedding, parts of Southsea castle will not be available to members of the public from 2pm.

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

Café: Our café is now open,

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  If enquiring at weekends or when the museum's group department is unavailable, please contact Southsea Castle directly.

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.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are permitted in the café courtyard only.

Location Map

View Google Map >

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