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Portsmouth Museum

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Address: 1 Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
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+44 23 9282 7261
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Great museum off the beaten track

I've always thought that this was a great museum rather off the beaten track, free entry and free parking. The cafe always was great value too. The Conan Doyle room is interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter J
Chichester, United Kingdom

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always thought that this was a great museum rather off the beaten track, free entry and free parking. The cafe always was great value too. The Conan Doyle room is interesting if you like S. Holmes. It always has an interesting temporary exhibition which at present is on the paintings of Portsmouth during the war by Edward King. N.B.... More 

Thank Peter J
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely interesting & informative museum that will appeal to young & old alike. The perfect place to while away the hours, especially on a cold & rainy day. There is the added bonus of free admission to the museum, a lovely tearoom serving tasty snacks plus a gift shop. It is certainly worth a visit..you will not be disappointed.

Thank Lynda R
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A really enjoyable museum, with interesting exhibits, friendly staff and offering a great way to spend a few hours in Portsmouth at no cost!. Loads of information about the local areas and all its history. I really enjoyed the Study in Sherlock and the Portsmouth Football club items on display. The gaming console exhibition will also be popular with young... More 

Thank sherpawolves
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Having lived in the area for over 20 years, we thought it about time we tried and it and was pleasantly surprised. We found the presentations well done, charming and in keeping with the building. A little old fashioned without the bells and whistles but that in itself was actually refreshing. The focus was on information, well presented. There is... More 

Thank Pat S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

its avery good museum and its also free to enter....great history of the city of portsmouth and surrounding places ...lots to see and read

Thank kathryn888798
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Spend many a happy hour ijn here . So many interesting things to see and with the exhibitions frequently changing it keeps it fresh and interesting.

Thank sandie d
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum on Saturday to see the wartime paintings of Portsmouth during the blitz by Edward King. Housed in a spacious gallery with artefacts relating to the blitz in Portsmouth including the nose cone of a bomb. Display of Air Raid Precaution items etc. The local artist King had been a patient at St James' Hospital and had... More 

Thank Matt C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you are a Sherlock Holmes fans as there a great exhibition dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in Portsmouth. The are various exhibits and I always enjoy looking at the rooms furnished from various eras, the 1960s/1970s room always takes me back to a happy childhood. There's also a souveneir... More 

Thank madeline090
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely museum with a great variety of exhibitions, permanent and temporary. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jim_wsc2014
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

From the free Art exhibition, to Sherlock Holmes and the memories of growing up in Portsmouth, all thought provoking and some surprisingly good artwork. Do take some change for the old fashioned end of the pier machines such as the famous Portsmouth laughing sailor

Thank hammie65

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