A Community Shop in Downtown Portsmouth

The ultimate playground for those who tinker, design, build, fabricate, prototype, make and machine


COVID Updates

10/14: We are accepting new sign-ups! We are limiting the number of new sign-ups per week to 2 and keeping an eye on our average building capacity. Before signing up please RSVP for one of the weekly Member Orientations!

Prospective members: sign up for a Member Orientation here. (required before signing up)

For members: please read the new temporary rules here.

You can also read the whole set of COVID policies here.

Please use the Time Reserve pages here.

Want to borrow a tool? Our Tool Loan Program is here.

Tool Loan Program

We are pleased to announce the launching of a new Tool Loan Program, immediately available to all members. You can take home the shop’s tools to keep making and working on projects!

The program will have the available tools through this program listed on a web platform called myTurn.

Click this link to see the list of tools! – portcitymakerspace.myturn.com

See more details in this announcement: https://mailchi.mp/6e255ecf83ec/covid-19-precautions-at-port-city-makerspace-2610762

Shaker Box Classes

Following the classic, time tested process you will assemble two of these boxes of using reproductions of the patterns and molds originally used by the Shakers.

Great for holiday gifts and storing your own stuff around the house!

See upcoming Shaker Box classes here on our calendar.

What is Port City Makerspace?


Welcome to Port City Makerspace, the co-op shop for Portsmouth New Hampshire!

Port City Makerspace is a welcoming and inclusive community workshop that provides tools, knowledge, and a collaborative culture to encourage the artist and maker in everyone. We are organized and operated as a New Hampshire 501(C)(3) Non-profit Organization. In this environment members work both independently and collaboratively to research ideas, develop projects and put their heads and hands to good use.

We have shop spaces dedicated to wood-working, metal-working, automotive and bicycles, electronics and 3D printing, and a classroom space which can be used for many more types of projects. Anyone can become a member regardless of experience! There are lots of reasons that you need tools in your life, and we are willing to help in any way we can.


Five easy ways you can join us:

1. Attend a class! Learn a new skill and get a feel for what its like working in the shop.
2. Come to a free event and meet other makers! We host Open Hack Nights every Friday from 6-8pm.
3. Become a monthly Port City Maker! Get access and start working on projects.
4. Sign up for 24/7 Maker’s Guild membership! Use the space any time and become a regular.
5. Once you love the place, sign up for a year and save 10%!

Looking to support our mission?

Want to get started on a project at the makerspace?

Open Hours

Tuesday – Friday: 12pm-8pm
Saturdays: 10am-8pm
Sundays: 10am-6pm

Closed Mondays

How to find us

68 Morning Street Portsmouth, NH 03801

From the traffic circle:
Take the exit at the Holiday Inn
Go right onto Woodbury Ave
Go right on Morning St right after the bend
Follow it down to the parking lot in the back of the building!

From downtown:
Go south down Islington St towards Route 33
Take a right at the light by CVS
Take the left down the road by Black Sheep
Look for the big parking lot and the Open flag!

Port City Makerspace


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