THE FOUNDATION OF OUR CITY
For many visitors to Portsmouth, their trip begins with perhaps the most integral part of our city: the Historic Dockyard and its countless attractions, all of which tell parts of Portsmouth's rich maritime and naval history.
We've worked with the dockyard since our conception to constantly promote their biggest news and events. At least once every week, we feature an article on the Team Locals website updating our readers on the activities of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth. And we've managed dedicated campaigns for things like:
THE RELAUNCH OF BOATHOUSE 4
The new attraction launched in October 2015 as a boatbuilding and heritage skills centre, offering practical intensive courses in traditional boatbuilding. Visitors to the dockyard are able to watch boatbuilding projects unfold. We followed the progress of the Boathouse 4 during its renovations and reopening through news stories and photography, as in this article.
VICTORIAN FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS
Every year, the entire Historic Dockyard gets a huge festive makeover for the Victorian Festival of Christmas. In 2015, we boosted ticket sales with a social media campaign targeted towards families, highlighting the event as fun for all families in the lead-up, and posting live from the festival on the first day. In 2013, we produced a short film documenting the festival:
D-DAY VETERANS VISIT DOCKYARD ATTRACTIONS
A few years after our lead campaign to promote the D-Day 70 events in Portsmouth, we promoted another D-Day event, this time focused in the dockyard: a visit to all of the attractions by 50 veterans. See our article about this event »
COMMEMORATIVE DOCKYARD CONCERTS
May 2015 marked two significant dates — the 70th anniversary of VE Day, and the 250th anniversary of HMS Victory's launch. We promoted a programme of evening concert which took place at the dockyard to mark these commemorations. Read our article about the events on Team Locals »
Just out the front of Action Stations in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is Miniport Portsmouth. They run miniature boat rides for youngsters! We promote them on the Team Locals website » and by featuring them in seasonal recommendation lists.
Battle of Jutland exhibition
May 2016 saw the launch of a new exhibition at the National Museum of the Royal Navy — ‘36 Hours: Jutland 1916’. We wrote an article on the exhibition », listed it on the Team Locals website events calendar, and promoted it across social media.
HMS VICTORY REPAINT AND RENOVATION
We closely followed the renovation of Lord Nelson's iconic flagship, with articles and social media campaigns promoting the project at its start, nearing its finish, and on its conclusion. We also hosted a short documentary video about the project on our YouTube channel »
The Mary Rose Museum
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard gained quite a momentous new attraction in May 2013: the Mary Rose Museum. After decades of conservation and preservation work, and huge investment in cutting-edge bespoke technologies, the hull of Henry VIII's renowned ship was put on display for all to see in an intuitive groundbreaking museum. We've covered the launch and growth of the incredible attraction closely across social media and the Team Locals website.
“The famous Tudor warship Mary Rose will finally reveal all her secrets to the public 500 years after she sank in the all new £27million Mary Rose Museum which, it has been announced, will open on 31 May 2013.” Those were excited words to write when we first revealed the launch date of the Mary Rose Museum back in April 2013.
On the day before the public launch, we paid the museum a visit and shot the interview video above to boost regional awareness, and wrote another article alongside it »
MILESTONES AND GROWTH
After the museum's launch, we reported on Royal visits, photography competitions, its first anniversary, teenage takeovers, the one-millionth visitor, and countless other exciting events and milestones.
And most recently, we documented and promoted the relaunch of the Mary Rose Museum, with the complete removal of the walls separating the viewing galleries and the conserved hull. We wrote up a number of articles about the relaunch: