An old Portsmouth tradition is set to return to Portsmouth Museum.

The Free Mart Fair - which can trace its genesis back to a charter granted by King Richard I in 1194 - was originally an annual event that featured stalls, circus acts, animals and lots of beer!

The family friendly fair will be a celebration of all things weird and wonderful with juggling displays, a comedy show, sea shanty performances, magic demonstrations and craft workshops.

There'll be food and drink available to buy from Palmerston Road's Sweet Treats and the Southsea Drinks Company.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development said: "It's really exciting to be bringing this heritage event bang up to date for 2019. Portsmouth has such a long and vibrant history and celebrating that through events like the Free Mart Fair helps keep our distinct local culture alive - and it looks like it'll be a fabulous event for families!"

The Free Mart Fair will be taking place at Portsmouth Museum from 10am - 5pm on Saturday 28 September 2019. The event is free to attend and open to all. 

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