We hold regular tours for Ambassadors of places of interest within the city. Places are limited, so please only register for a tour if you will be able to attend.
If you would like to be notified when further tours are announced, please sign up to the Ambassadors mailing list.
Future Technology Centre
Thursday 28th March 2019, 4pm to 5pm
The University of Portsmouth are kindly arranging a tour of the brand new Future Technology Centre. This multi-million pound development houses advanced engineering equipment and technology, including 3D printing and X-Ray machines, as well as large clusters of modern teaching facilities, and a mezzanine meeting area.
You can find out more here.
Here are details of the previous tours we have offered. If you would like us to repeat one of these tours, please let us know, and if there is enough demand we will try to make arrangements.
A ‘Hover Experience’ and learn what’s happening at Hovertravel in 2019
Sunday 17th March 2019, 3pm
Hovertravel - operating the fastest service between Portsmouth - Isle Of Wight, is offering Portsmouth Ambassadors a chance to ‘fly’ on the hover and learn about what’s new for 2019. This private trip will include a chance to meet the Pilots & Crew who fly across the Solent. You will have the opportunity to learn how these wonderful machines work and see them in service as we provide you with a private 20 minute Hover Demo across the Solent.
Departing from Southsea on Saturday 16th March at 1515, you will meet the Commercial team on board, along with the MD – you gain some information to assist the guests to our City Of Portsmouth and learn why so many customers love 'flying across the sea' to and from the Isle Of Wight & Portsmouth with Hovertravel. Returning back to Southsea at 1535, where you will have a chance to look around the hovercraft.
Discover the new Guildhall Studio
Friday 11th January 2019, 2pm to 3pm & 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Portsmouth Ambassadors are invited to discover the new Guildhall Studio!
Enjoy music from a local emerging artist with tea/coffee on arrival before a series of short presentations from the Guildhall team:
- An introduction to the Studio and the exciting new programme of works on offer in the city – Ben Clabon, Associate Producer & Programmer
- An introduction to the activities and workshops available in the Studio and our wider work in the community – Hayley Reay, Learning & Participation Manager
- A preview of the new branding and website for the Guildhall – Kelly Haswell, Head of Marketing
Followed by a Q&A and the opportunity to speak to the team.
There will be two sessions on the day, one from 2pm to 3pm, and one from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, so please ensure you select the correct time when booking your tickets.
The D-Day Story
Thursday 6th September - 4:30pm to 6pm
Join Portsmouth Ambassadors for a tour of the D-Day Story, newly refurbished and reopened.
Tuesday 19th June - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Join fellow Portsmouth Ambassadors on a visit to Fort Nelson. The Poppies: Wave exhibition finishes on Sunday 24th June, so this is a great chance for Portsmouth Ambassadors to share this memorable experience as a group in the final week of the display.
Guided Walk of Old Portsmouth
Sunday 20th May 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm
Sunday 8th July - 2pm to 3:30pm
Join Portsmouth Ambassador Andrew Starr on a guided walk of Old Portsmouth, and hear about the history, stories, and anecdotes of the area.
The tour will set out from the Square Tower at 2pm, and finish up in either the Spice Island Inn or The Still and West at approximately 3:30pm.
Pompey in the Community & Fratton Park
Wednesday 25th April 2018 - 6:30pm to 8pm
Pompey in the Community and Portsmouth Football Club invite the Portsmouth Ambassadors to a tour of the Pompey Study Centre and Football Club!
Saturday 10th March 2018 - 2pm to 4pm
Join the Portsmouth Ambassadors for a tour of Portsmouth Cathedral, led by the Cathedral Guides.
The tour will begin at 2pm, and attendees are invited to stay for Choral Evensong, which will begin at 5pm.
Peter Ashley Activity Centres
Saturday 24th February 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm
Saturday 27th January 2018 - 2pm to 3:30pm
Kicking off the 2018 Ambassador Tour programme with a tour of the Peter Ashley Activity Centre at Fort Purbrook. This tour was repeated in February due to popular demand.
Thursday 29th June 2017 - 6pm to 8pm
Wednesday 6th June - 6pm to 8pm
Wymering Manor, the oldest house in Portsmouth, will be offering guided tours of the building.
Wymering Manor was first recorded in history in 1042, owned by Edward the Confessor. The II* listed building is widely acknowledged as Hampshires most haunted house, and is steeped in history.
Sunday 21st May 2018 - 1pm to 2pm
Aspex Gallery Curator Tony Spencer will be providing a tour of the Gallery, and a talk on the Main Space exhibition "Countless".
Wednesday 17th May 2017 - 4pm to 5pm
Join us for a late afternoon tour of Southsea Castle, one of Portsmouth's most historic sites. Kindly offered by Portsmouth City Council.
M33 & Jutland Exhibition
Wednesday 26th April 2017 - 3pm to 4:30pm
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the National Museum of the Royal Navy are throwing open their doors for an exclusive visit for Portsmouth Ambassadors.
Join us on Wednesday 26th April for a look around the M33 and Jutland Exhibitions.
Portsmouth Central Library: Introduction to the Conan Doyle Collection
Wednesday 5th April 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Exclusively for Portsmouth Ambassadors, an introduction to the Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth Central Library.
One of the many things we have to be proud of in Portsmouth is that Arthur Conan Doyle created his world renowned detective Sherlock Holmes right here in the City!
Join your fellow Portsmouth Ambassadors for a tour and talk on the archives, and learn more about this iconic literary figure.
Thursday 23rd February
The Hotwalls Studios in Old Portsmouth, an open set of artists studios, will be showing Portsmouth Ambassadors around the new studios and café at the Hotwalls.
The Mary Rose Museum
Thursday 26th January 2017 - 2:45pm to 5pm
Portsmouth's iconic Mary Rose museum is opening it's doors to Portsmouth Ambassadors!
On Thursday 26th January, Portsmouth Ambassadors are invited to a tour and talk at the Mary Rose Museum, showcasing not only the amazing exhibition, but the work the Museum do with events, volunteering, and education.
At 3pm there will be a welcome talk with refreshments, followed by a tour of the Museum, finishing with a film showing at 4.30pm.
Portsmouth Grammar School
Thursday 1st December 2016 - 2pm to 3:30pm
Exclusively for Portsmouth Ambassadors, Portsmouth Grammar School are offering an insightful look into the school.
There will be a brief talk about the history of the school, the site (including royal and military connections), past pupils and the current school. This will be followed by a tour of the school with pupils. Light refreshment will be provided but unfortunately, they are unable to provide parking during the school day.
The Kings Theatre
Thursday 29th September 2016
The King's Theatre is throwing open it's doors providing a free tour for Portsmouth Ambassadors. Come along and find out more about the story of this historic Southsea venue.