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Address: Portsmouth, England
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Description: The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a...
The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a wide range of local wildlife including marinelife (at the aquarium) and butterflies.
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Portsmouth Natural History Museum also houses an aquarium and butterfly house plus seasonal events including Reptile and Amphibian Weekends! Their beautiful butterflies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Portsmouth Natural History Museum also houses an aquarium and butterfly house plus seasonal events including Reptile and Amphibian Weekends! Their beautiful butterflies fly. Portsmouth's fascinating geology and take a look in the new exhibition room for your educational fix. The displays are designed to allow visitors a view of the natural world as they could never see it in real... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I do like to pop into Cumberland house as the weather gets warmer in june to see the butterflies. The museum itself is quite old fashioned which is either a good or bad thing depending on your tastes but there are plenty of people who enjoy it so I have no issues there. I like the refurb. But today I... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I really wanted to like this place but struggled. Even post refit it still had broken things, things made from papier-mâché and staff that didn't seem to care. An initial warm welcome was followed by staff gossiping and not really paying much attention. On entering the butterfly house (devoid of butterflies - perhaps not butterfly season? Nothing to explain!) I... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A small place but lots to read and learn about, staff were friendly enough. Like a small version of the London Natural history museum. Loved the dinosaur section!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Yes it's refurbished , still has the old Dino and local archaeology and the Butterflies will soon be flying. A peaceful place , suitable for families with children. Simple interesting displays.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I rather stumbled across the Portsmouth Natural History Museum by accident whilst out for a walk in March 2015. It is tiny but there is enough in there to keep you occupied for a good half an hour. In the summer they have a butterfly enclosure you can walkthrough, I will return to give this a go. If you're in... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Very small museum by the waterfront in Portsmouth, has several stuffed animals as well as a butterfly house in the back, although since we were visiting off season, all it has are stick insects, but I am sure the butterflies are lovely in the summer. Nice selection of small exhibits and information making this museum a decent place to go... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

It is to the credit of Portsmouth City Council that this museum is still open throughout the year and is free of charge. It is an interesting example of an old fashioned museum with plenty of fossils, stuffed birds and stuffed animals. The museum had various education rooms so I presume it is widely used by school parties. It is... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came across it during a walk in the rain, and went in out of the rain and was pleasantly surprised admission is free and there is a lot to see including a stuffed dinosaur. There is a butterfly house which was closed for the season when I visited

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My 5yr old grandson wanted to visit the boating lake and we parked further up the road from the museum. As we walked past I remembered that many years ago we'd taken his dad on a visit and on the spur of the moment decided to pop in. We couldn't take his scooter in but there are lockers in a... More 

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