Oral History

Our Oral History collection contains over 1,670 interviews on a wide variety of subjects. This page allows you to search it for the interview you want.

The links below allow you to search the entire collection or individual recording projects, including that of the Portsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust. Click on the project title to see all the interviews recorded for it; click on ‘Find out more’ to learn about this project; ‘Search’ allows you to search just within the project for a term or phrase. See Search Help for guidance on how this works.

See the foot of the page to search the entire collection.

13 of the projects were created by the service in partnership with the University of Portsmouth and the PRDHT, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Portsmouth Museums & Records Society.

Or search the whole collection

To search the whole collection, enter a word or phrase in the box above. See ‘Search Help’ for guidance on how this works.


The National Lottery | Heritage Lottery FundPortsmouth City CouncilUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouth Royal Dockyard Historical Trust

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