WW1 Remembrance Centre

WW1 Remembrance Centre WW1 Remembrance Centre. Run by volunteers - opening hours subject to change without warning- please phone 48 hours in advance if travelling to avoid disappointment.

WW1 Remembrance Centre with display rooms and corridors with real artefacts and reproduction exhibits. Room with Walk thru' reconstruction trench system.Memorial Area plus other items. Re-opens July 1st 2017 in new home at PO3 5PJ .Always Remembered.

Mission: Promoting remembrance through education and commemoration to ensure we never forget the sacrifices made by past generations. The plan has been conceived and driven by local Historian and broadcaster, Charles Haskell


Please note this centre is open today from 10.30am to 4pm with a small service of Remembrance at 11am.
So please feel free to join us after you have been to any other Remembrance service.
free car park and admission.


Please note our EXTRA hours ..... Mondays 6.30pm to 8.30pm starting 12/8/19.
Free entrance and parking.


Delighted to announce our new evening extended hours on Mondays. 6.30pm to 8.30pm making it easier for workers and students to visit.
In addition to our normal weekly hours we are also opening on many but not all Saturdays. Check this page for regular weekly updates.


Been really busy at the WW1 Remembrance Centre. Some more visitors comments :
1/Excellent - knowledgeable guide. Keep up the good work. ( from Portsmouth)
2/Very good stories you wouldnt of known normally. Fascinating and very well delivered.( from Chichester)
3/Deeply moved by the experience ( from Portsmouth
4/ Will mention this to our history manager at school ( Portsmouth )


Some of the latest comments from visitors to the WW1 Remembrance Centre, Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth...
1/ Total respect! for all the work that has gone into your remembrance centre-long may you be able to highlight what has happened.(from Chichester)
2/Very interesting and informative. It is incredible what all the volunteers have achieved. Will visit again and recommend it to all our friends.( from North Baddesley)
3/Could not be any better.Very very good ( from Birmingham)
4/ Really interesting and informative. Would recommend this tour to anyone ( from Nottingham)


Pleased to announce that the Fort Cumberland Guard are now based with us. Big welcome to them. Our building was built around 1860 which is about the year that the Guard represent . They will be doing various displays during the year.


October and November 2018 have been tremendously busy months for us at the WW1 Remembrance Centre, Portsmouth,U.K.
Big ,big thanks to all the volunteers and supporters who rose to the challenge.
Also thanks to all the schools who visited not just from the Portsmouth area but from far afield. The behaviour of the pupils was truly excellent and from their comments it shows that the Remembrance will continue for generations to come.
Well done all. Charles.


In honoured and loving memory of all who suffered in what became known as World War 1plus other conflicts since.
Always remembered for remembrance continues.


very busy at WW1 Remembrance Centre today. well done to all staff and to the large number of visitors today some who shed tears.
tomorrow is a day of remembrance similar to every day for we Always remember.


Good hectic day yesterday with 74 visitors to the WW1 Remembrance Centre. Brilliant effort by our volunteers .


Brill day at WW1 Remembrance Centre as we were visited by the german re-enactors. Huge thanks to all members of public who attended despite poor weather. Lots of guns firing, mortars lobbing and grenades thrown. Loud bangs and plenty smoke. Big big thanks as always to the team of the WW1 Remembrance Centre who worked so hard with the hospitality side of things. Hopefully pics soon.


As part of our Remembrance Events at the WW1 Remembrance Centre leading up to Nov 11th come and join us at Bastion 6, Airport Service Road , Portsmouth near Hilsea Railway station on Sunday 14 Oct for a display by re-enactors showing and talking about the German equipment, uniforms and tactics from the First World War. Afterwards visit the WW1 Remembrance Centre.Centre open from 11am to 5pm. All free.

Some latest comments re WW1 Remembrance Centre 1/Wonderful history lesson. Kids were fascinated.- Paulsgrove 2/Absolutel...

Some latest comments re WW1 Remembrance Centre
1/Wonderful history lesson. Kids were fascinated.- Paulsgrove
2/Absolutely fascinating! Thank you for being so pasionate and bringinging this topic back to life! See you again - Stubbington
3/An amazing museum with lots to see. Had wonderful tour. Thanks again. Will be back - Southampton.

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Some latest visitors comments at the WW1 Remembrance Centre - 1/I have met some amazing people here. You are all doing a...

Some latest visitors comments at the WW1 Remembrance Centre -
1/I have met some amazing people here. You are all doing a fantastic job in here. I loved to listen to all your stories. Hope to see you again - ITALY
2/ Great place so much to see and read. Myself and my 2 boys had a great time. Will be back - FAREHAM
3/Very informative and described regarding First World War very nicely - INDIA

WW1 Remembrance Centre comment - What a hidden gem, everyone young or old should come here to see and hear all the histo...

WW1 Remembrance Centre comment - What a hidden gem, everyone young or old should come here to see and hear all the history collected in this unique setting. The knowledge that Charles shared with us as we walked around was absolutely outstanding and he really brought it to life. We will definately be returning. - Portsmouth


Some of latest comments in visitor book at the Centre:
1/very interesting and the guides are very good and informed. Awesome experience and I'll be back for sure - Portsmouth
2/Very enjoyable. Great experience - Perth,Scotland
3a/Thank you for very informative visit and kind hospitality 3b/ Excellent museum, brilliant stories will be back - Royal Military Police
4/Very good enlightening visit - Andover
5/ Wow! this is a hidden gem. Thank you so much for sharing your passion - if we dont know our history we'll make same mistakes again.- Cambridge
6/ Blown away by the knowledge and information discovered here.Keep doing such a fantastic job.

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

We are having an outing to the WW1 Museum this evening, beautiful weather and terrific company.

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

An inspiring evening at the WW1 Remembrance Centre near Portsmouth. An excellent
Lodge trip.

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

Dunckerley Lodge 3878

Our Master-Elect at the WW1 Remembrance Centre singing a song about the Christmas Truce of 1914

Welcome all, Our new Centre in Bastion 6, Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth UK PO3 5PJ continues to grow and develop. We ar...

Welcome all, Our new Centre in Bastion 6, Airport Service Rd, Portsmouth UK PO3 5PJ continues to grow and develop. We are happy to receive copies or originals of documents or pictures from around the World from the years 1900 to 1929 for permanent display.They can be civilian not just military.
Admission is free and we are pet friendly ( elephants on leads please.) We exist to remember those that have gone before and to ensure the younger generation never forget the struggles and sacrifices made . Hope to see you in our Centre sometime. Thank you and ALWAYS REMEMBERED !

When you really really really like chocolate... so you put it in a safe place.
Soldier's 103-year-old chocolate found

When you really really really like chocolate... so you put it in a safe place.

Nine chocolate bars found among a war hero's possessions are going up for auction.


Some of latest visitors comments re the WW1 Centre -
1/Very fascinating! Keep up the good work. They will be remembered - Belgium
2/Very interesting. Thank you for preserving this history - Colombia
3/An inspirational Museum - Swanmore
4/Excellent. Great knowledge. Worth a visit - I'll be back and will recommend it to everyone I know. Please keep up the good work.Thank you - Hayling Island


In loving and honoured memory of my Grandfather Charles Taylor plus several Uncles who 100 years ago today (1/4/18) were transferred from the Royal Flying Corps to the brand new Royal Air Force. Always Remembered !


More recent visitors comments -
1/Really good to see history recreated of First World War for future generations. Quite impressed! ( local )
2/ lovely place great company. We loved everything and will be definitely back again. Well done with the place it looks amazing. ( Staffordshire)


Some of the latest comments from visitors.Hope to see you soon and add yours -
1/fascinating amazing find.Thanks for informative tour. - Newbury
2/Very good displays.Very good tour.Will come again.Excellent knowledge - Somerset


Some of latest comments re the WW1 Remembrance Centre -
1/Amazing Place. Great tour round exhibition by Mike and Bob.
2/ Very informative. Great stories from fantastic staff.
3/Completely fascinating.


Good start to new year at the WW1 Remembrance Centre. Some of yesterdays comments from youngsters -
1/Full of great facts and great people. Thank you I'm going to get all "A"s on my history sats.
2/ Nearly as good as my computer war games.


Comments from visitors:
1/Very interesting and motivating display/collection beautifully presented by dedicated, knowledgeable team. Thank you. - Canada
2/ Stumbled on this museum and detoured from my original journey. WOW! What a great surprise and right on my doorstep.Will definately be back.Great informative tour and talk.Thanks.- Anchorage Park,Portsmouth.
3/Best museum I've been in for a long time. Very good attention to detail and guided tour. Loved the detail and description. - Southsea
4/ A very moving experience all kids should come here so the memories will live on - Portchester


What a week of Remembrance !! Me giving 7 talks and 2 full on days. Big big thanks to ALL who helped throughout the week. Special mention on music front to Army Cadet band superb as usual and to Janet and Francis for their lovely music yesterday at our Naval Memorial event at the WW1 Remembrance Centre.


Join us today at the WW1 Remembrance Centre to remember the Naval disaster of 23/12/1917 when 3 new R- Class destroyers sailed into a minefield in the North Sea.Plaque unveiling, music and remembrance at 3pm. Centre is open today from11am to closing about 5pm.
Free entry, Free Parking and well behaved dogs welcome.
( Centre is in Airport Service Road,very end of road, past Hilsea Rail station on left and BAE BroadOak works on right. )


In honoured memory of my family k.i.a in WW1 - E.A. Jackson and G. Mole:
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.

WW1 Remembrance Centre


Join us on Sunday, Nov 19th at the WW1 Remembrance Centre, Airport Service Rd just past Hilsea Rail station and BAE Broad Oak works, for a short Remembrance and plaque unveiling in memory of the Maas Naval disaster of 23 December 1917 in the North Sea. Over 200 British sailors died and 3 new destroyers lost when they accidentally strayed into a German Minefield. Also the Centre is open free of charge to anyone with an interest in the First World War. Ceremony at 3pm and Centre open from 11am until 5pm


More and more visitors. Some latest comments :
1/Absolutely fascinating with friendly welcoming staff. Will definitely return. - Portsmouth
2/ First class tour. Great personal stories. Great to see staff enthusiasm. We will return. - shoreham by sea.
3/ Great place to visit. Will be back very soon. -Portsmouth


Been manic week at the Centre.Lots of visitors. Some of latest comments:
1/Super, interesting,emotional and informative. great stories and talk - Waltham Chase
2/Very good place will come again - Oxford
3/Thank you for a lovely time. Very interesting and learned a lot, had fun.- Paulsgrove
4/ Amazing museum with loads of interesting stories.Definately will come again - Portsmouth

WW1 Remembrance Centre

WW1 Remembrance Centre


WW1 Remembrance Centre Battlefield Tour - " By fire and gas"
I am pleased to confirm the following details for our trip to the battlefields around Ypres, Belgium in April.
We shall be leaving on Friday 13th April and travel to our 4 star hotel in Kortrijk just east of Ypres.
In the evening we'll watch the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate.
On Saturday we'll visit various places of interest and return to the Menin Gate to take part and lay a wreath during the Last Post ceremony.
On Sunday, amongst other places, we'll visit the Passchendaele Museum before returning to Calais for our late afternoon ferry crossing home.
For those have have been on our previous Ypres tours, we will be seeing many new interesting sights.
The cost is only £275 for two nights bed and breakfast per person based on two people sharing. The cost for a single person travelling is £325.
Evening meals and the museum entrance are not included in the price.
If interested please contact me on this page.
We look forward to you being able to join us and please pass this message on to anyone you feel would be interested.


Following on from our successful 2017 series of battlefield tours we are pleased to announce we recommence next year with a three day battlefield tour to Ypres, Belgium . Dates 13 to 15 April . More details upon request.


Re the WW1 Centre -
1/Just enjoyed a lovely visit with our Grandson. Well worth a visit.- Havant
2/ Such an informative visit. So interesting and such passion.We must never forget. Thank you to Charles and his team. - Denmead


Some of the latest comments re WW1 Remembrance Centre:
1/Very interesting so much knowledge, friendly tour and a good insight into the first world war.- POMPEY
2/Very interesting visit. Thank you for the very personal service. - BRISBANE


Some latest comments re WW1 Remembrance Centre: 1/Amazing museum really lovely to see some real history upclose.charles and the team are epic- brilliant job cant wait to come again - Portsmouth
2/Lovely museum. Brill work. love it - Czech Republic
3/Excellent guided tour,very informative and friendly. The unusual and amazing stories we were told will be invaluable to my studies and GCSE course. Thank you. - Worcestershire ( age 14)


In loving and honoured memory of my Grans brother, Rifleman Edward Aubrey Jackson Kings Royal Rifle Corps plus his comrades who were killed in action 3rd Sept 1916 Somme France. More details in the WW1 Remembrance Centre, Portsmouth,UK which is dedicated to their memory.They are ALWAYS REMEMBERED!


Latest comments re the New Centre -
1/An amazing project. Thankyou so much for taking time to show us your museum. We will definately return.
2/Great tour,a lot of good stories and artefacts.Well worth the visit.
3/ Very interesting,informative display. Took a lot of photos for our 10 yr olds WW1 project many thanks.


Bastion 6 Airport Service Road

Hilsea Rail station is 5 min walk away

Opening Hours

Monday 18:30 - 20:30
Monday 11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00
Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00




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