Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to close due to severe weather

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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Attractions at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard will be closed to visitors this weekend due to forecast bad weather.

The dockyard has decided to close to the public on Saturday and Sunday due to severe gales which are expected to hit the south over the weekend.

Lincoln Clarke, the chief executive of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, said: ‘Given the outdoor nature and age of our historic attractions and thoroughfares, people could be put at risk from falling debris.

‘We have therefore, in the interest of safety, decided to take the preventative precaution to close the site and attractions this weekend.

‘The safety of the public, our staff and volunteers is our primary concern and we therefore cannot take the risk of any potential injuries.

‘Thank you in advance for your understanding and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.’

The dockyard said it will keep track of the weather forecast and expects to reopen with normal hours on Monday.