The Twentieth Century Society

Regional groups

The Grade II listed Astoria, Portsmouth, formerly the Palace Picture House
Norrish Central Library, Portsmouth (1976, City Architects Dpt)

Event: July visit to Portsmouth


The next event for the C20 Southern group will be a visit to Portsmouth on Saturday 9 July.

This is another of our City discovery tours, this time led by Adam Smith.

Highlights include:

  • Zurich House (Gollins, Melvin & Ward, 1973);
  • Civic Centre Offices (Teggin & Taylor, 1976);
  • Palace Cinema (A. E. Cogswell, 1924);
  • Mercantile House (Owen Luder, 1962-3);
  • University of Portsmouth Library (ABK, 1977 + Penoyre & Prasad, 2007);
  • Kings Road Housing (City Architect, 1951-4);
  • Clarence Pier;
  • Spinnaker Tower (HGP Architects, 2005);
  • Brunel House (MoD, c. 1965);

We will meet at Portsmouth & Southsea station at 10.30am. (The tour will be ending at Portsmouth Harbour, so buy any return tickets for there).

The event finishes at about 3pm.

There will be a £5 charge, payable on the day.

Please email Pauline Mousley to book and for any additional information.

Pauline Mousley


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