September events in Portsmouth and at the Royal Marines Museum

Portsmouth is a hidden jewel of the South Coast, as the city has more to offer than most people imagine.

2009 is a big year for Portsmouth, with a range of anniversaries to commemorate.  Search our events listings for further details of the events planned.

  • 65 years since the D-Day landings
  • 500 years since the accession of Henry VIII
  • 500 years since the building of the Mary Rose began
  • 250 years since HMS Victory’s keel was laid
  • 150 years since HMS Warrior’s keel was laid
  • 150 years since the birth of Sherlock Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 100 years since the death of George Meredith, the novelist and poet who was born in Portsmouth

Things to do this month:

  • Heritage Open Days at locations across Portsmouth
  • Love Albert Road Day in Southsea
  • Dockyard 800 at Portsmouth Historic Docks
  • last Night of the Proms in Guidhall Square
  • Multicultural Festival on Castle Field

Events at the Royal Marines Museum

Heritage Open Days

  • See the unseen at the Museum…
  • 10th-13th September
  • Heritage Open Days celebrates architecture and culture by allowing access to interesting properties that are not usually open: With FREE GUIDED TOURS of the normally-closed Eastney Fort East (time TBC, weather permitting; limited spaces), don’t miss out! (Normal admission applies for the Museum)

The RMA Concert BandRMA Concert Band

  • Fine music in a fine setting
  • 17th September, 7.30pm, £12 p/p
  • Experience the majesty, splendour and brilliance of the Royal Marines Association Concert Band, playing music to rouse your spirit and please your ears!
  • For more information on the band, please visit their website by clicking here.

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