Museums and Galleries
3S Artspace is a nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines performance space, an art gallery and Block Six restaurant. We’re dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity. 3S has been years in the making, years of careful planning, collaboration and programming within our community. The idea sprang from the need to provide space for the kind of experiences that shape us all. Our home in downtown Portsmouth is a place for curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to gather, explore, cultivate new perspectives and ideas and fall in love with the experiences of eating, seeing, hearing and making, all under one roof.
Discover Portsmouth is the place where you can find all you need to know about cultural Portsmouth. Our staff and volunteers are up to date on the many happenings in the city. We can suggest a new play at a small theater company, where to catch a blockbuster art opening, or which historic house has a great collection of Chinese export porcelain.
We also invite to you watch our short film on the history of Portsmouth, tour our free art exhibits, or browse through our Museum Shop.
Strawbery Banke is about connecting with the past. Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic landscapes and gardens, and its interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.