Plastic Portholes at the Portsmouth Museum

Marine litter sculpture

© Rachel Bryan

Plastic Portholes at the Portsmouth Museum

Location: Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, Museum Road

Portsmouth, PO1 2LJ
Join us to make an underwater scene using typical marine litter. Learn about how litter impacts the Solent and how we can help reduce it.

Event details


1:00pm - 2:00pm
A static map of Plastic Portholes at the Portsmouth Museum

About the event

Imagine that you're diving in a submarine to view the amazing underwater animals in the Solent. What will you see? A cuttlefish, a seahorse, or a crab? But wait, what else do you see? Litter and plastic floating in and on the surface of the water.

During this session you will hear about our amazing Solent, the impacts of marine litter and how we can all help reduce it.

We will be making underwater scenes using items of litter typically found in the Solent to highlight this issue. Completed scenes will be added to our marine litter sculpture and exhibition at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery.

This event forms part of Secrets of the Solent, an exciting four-year marine project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is celebrating the amazing wildlife and people that share the Solent's coast and waters, through art, cuisine, citizen science, and more.


Covid Secure Mission Statement:

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust continues to take steps to help limit the spread of Covid-19. We are keeping the situation under review, and so there may be the need to change your booking at short notice. The below statement outlines what to expect from us, and what we expect from you. If you do not adhere to the guidelines outlined below, we reserve the right to stop your session and ask you to leave.


What to expect from us:

· We will follow the latest government guidelines- your visit could be cancelled or postponed at short notice if guidance changes· We will always remain 2 metres apart from you

· We will continue to provide first aid and emergency care for you. In an emergency we may not be able to maintain social distancing, staff providing the first aid will wear appropriate PPE

· We will not be providing snacks or drinks. Participants will need to bring their own if they wish.

· If one of our staff delivering your event becomes unwell within 2 weeks we will inform you


What we expect from you:

· You will follow the latest government guidelines

· You will share this statement with all members of your group

· You will remain 2 metres apart from staff, volunteers and other group participants (unless they are part of your family)

· You remain responsible for arranging your own travel and checking all relevant risk assessments for travel are in place

· If you or someone within the group becomes unwell within 2 weeks you will inform us by contacting the staff member who booked your event.



Toilets are located within the museum. You use public toilets at your own risk.


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