Portsmouth Visitor Information Centre

Type:Tourist Information Centres


Clarence Esplanade, Inside the D-Day Story, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3NT

Tel: 023 9288 2555

Portsmouth Visitor Information Centre


Portsmouth combines sea views, great shopping, eating and drinking with stunning attractions and centuries of history, all on the water's edge. The Visitor Information Centre is located on the seafront inside the D-Day Story, between the Blue Reef Aquarium and Southsea Castle.  Pop in and say hello, pick up local maps, attraction information, book tickets and find out more about visiting Portsmouth.

Open 7 days a week

There are also additional visitor information points around the city at The Hard Interchange (main bus station) close to Portsmouth Harbour train station and Gunwharf Quays, and at Portsmouth Museum near to Portsmouth University and the Wightlink Ferry terminal.

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Located on Clarence Esplanade in Southsea inside the D-Day Story Museum, close to Blue Reef Aquarium and Southsea Castle and Southsea shopping.


  • Visit England Awards -Enjoy England Official Partner Enjoy England Official Partner 2010
  • Tourism South East Award -14/15 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 14/15 Silver Award - Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2014

Opening Times

Summer (1 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:30
Winter (1 Oct 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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