Culture, History and Events

It’s not just Portsmouth’s waterfront and attractions which bring in visitors to the city, but our enviable cultural offering, too. This takes the form of our international events, rich history and renowned venues. Whether it’s the world’s best sailors racing on the Solent, some of the biggest names in pop taking to the Victorious Festival stage, or our immensely diverse museum offering, there’s plenty of culture to be enjoyed in Portsmouth – and often much more than people realise. In this section you’ll discover just what we offer as a city, plus some facts and figures to wow any potential visitors.