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In line with government guidelines, our staffed sites remain closed in the interests of public health. It is now clear that we will not be able to re-open on 1 May as we had originally hoped. Instead we will re-open as soon as government advice allows and only when we can ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff and volunteers.
From Monday 8 July 2019, the castle will showcase | Les Murs Sont Témoins | These Walls Bear Witness |: a new sound installation created by Elaine Mitchener in collaboration with the University of Warwick. The soundscape will bring to life findings from prisoner letters, registers and staged theatricals to explore the lives of prisoners of war held at Portchester during the 18th century, and can be enjoyed alongside our permanent exhibition.Find out More