Heritage Open Days - See the City's Silverware
11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm. FREE
Heritage Open Days - See the City's Silverware

Heritage Open Days - See the City's Silverware

Friday 08 Sep 2017 - 11am - 12pm & 2pm - 3pm. FREE

See the City of Portsmouth's Civic Plate, one of the finest collections in the country. Many of the pieces are of rare beauty and bring to life moments from the past, having survived the bombing of the Guildhall during the Blitz of 1941.

This remarkable collection of predominantly silver includes pieces such as the The Bodkin Cup, made in 1525 and presented to the city by the widow of Francis Bodkin who was three times Mayor, The Great Mace most likely presented to the city in 1658 and The Herman Salver and Ewer bearing the hallmarks of 1637.

See also many of the Charters granted to the city dating from the 14th Century and a stunning copper and silver plated model of HMS Victory presented by the Royal Navy in 1965.

A unique opportunity to see Portsmouth’s proud possessions.

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture with 2,500 organisations taking part and over 5,000 events involving over 40,000 volunteers. Running from 7th – 10th September this year, this annual event gives people the opportunity to see hidden places and try new experiences, completely free of charge. See https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/ for details of all events.

All events are FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis - no booking required.

Please contact the Box Office on 023 9387 0200 for information.

Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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