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Ambassador Tours

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.


Guided Walk of Old Portsmouth

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.

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Wymering Manor
Wednesday 6th June - 6pm to 8pm

Following last year's popular and thoroughly enjoyable tour, Wymering Manor have kindly offered to throw their doors open once again for the Portsmouth Ambassadors. This historic Grade II listed building, rumoured to be Britain's most haunted house, dates all the way back to the 11th Century!

 

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Fort Nelson
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.

Full details of the site and the Poppies: Wave sculpture can be found on the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson website at https://royalarmouries.org/venue/fort-nelson/.

Ambassadors should meet together in the main foyer at 2.30pm, before commencing their visit.

Please be aware there is normally a £3 parking charge, some of the site has uneven surfaces, and that the visit will be self-guided.

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Land Rover BAR HQ
Thursday 6th September - 4:30pm to 6pm

Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing), the British Challenger for the America’s Cup, would like to invite the Portsmouth Ambassadors to a tour of the Land Rover BAR HQ in Old Portsmouth!

As well as housing the Land Rover BAR team's activities, the 74,000 sq ft. building also hosts the 1851 Trust, the official charity of Land Rover BAR, and the Tech Deck & STEM Education Centre, which offers a unique behind-the-scenes look, with hands-on interactive experiences enabling visitors to get close to the boats, people, and technologies in development behind the team. The Tour will also include visiting the ‘Flight Deck’, a unique event space overlooking the Solent.

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Previous Tours

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.


Guided Walk of Old Portsmouth
Sunday 20th May 2018 - 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!


Portsmouth Cathedral
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.


Wymering Manor
Thursday 29th June 2017 - 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.


Aspex Gallery
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".


Southsea Castle
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.


Hotwalls Studios
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.


 

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