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The Portsmouth Writers App

Portrait of Charles Dickens

...will lead you to the wealth of historical sites around the city...

As a part of the Heritage100 project one of the partners, Portsmouth Museums and Records Service, developed an exciting new free iPhone app as a way of reaching new audiences. 

The Portsmouth Writers app reveals Portsmouth as 'The Home of Great Writing'. The map will lead you to the wealth of historical sites around the city, as well as marking other relevant locations such as libraries, bookshops and venues.

Also included is a News Feed, keeping you up to date on the latest stories and opportunites, as well as videos, podcasts and highlights from Portsmouth Museums and Records Office's literary collections. There is also an Events calendar showcasing how you can expericence the city's writing and storytelling.

Click on this link to download the free app for yourself.



  • Portsmouth’s literary heritage is certainly inspiring: the birthplace of Charles Dickens, the childhood home of Rudyard Kipling, the workplace of H.G. Wells and the city where Arthur Conan Doyle began writing his Sherlock Holmes novels.
  • Do take a moment to look at the related records for this event featuring Charles Dickens and Conan Doyle.

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