Exciting Portsmouth museum events this half term

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A HOST of exciting events will be held at museums across Portsmouth this half term.

The D-Day Museum is hosting the 12ft model of Pegasus Bridge in Normandy until Friday, and members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association will be at the museum from 11am – 3pm up until Friday.

The museum will be free to enter on Wednesday as it marks the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

Southsea Castle will take you back to the Tudor era from tomorrow until Thursday through fun-filled sessions from 11am – 2pm. Sessions are £2 per child.

The City Museum is looking for people to contribute to its A Tale of One City website with archive scanning days from Wednesday until Friday, from 11am – 2pm.

People will have the chance to meet the museum’s writer-in-residence, Steve Tasane, on Wednesday from 2pm – 3.30pm, and the Hampshire Wildlife Trust is offering family activities on Thursday at the Cumberland House Natural History Museum Gardens from 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Shakespeare’s Globe is bringing Hamlet to the City Museum Gardens before its UK and European tour from Thursday until Saturday. Tickets are £16, concessions are £14 and family tickets are available for £40.

There will be showings at 7.30pm every evening and a matinee performance at 1.30pm on Saturday.