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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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Visited with 2 year old Grand daughter not knowing what to expect and were pleased and quite surprised with what we found. Lots to see and learn from, whatever one's age. The Bee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Chichester, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Twitter flies are great. Go when it's sunny. The alphabetical display downstairs is much improved. The activity room upstairs is a good idea but needs a lot more activities to justify its name. 2 broken jigsaws doesn't really cut it.

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Gosport
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In definite need of some love and some money, come on local council or Hampshire chuck some cash at them, this could be a great place, everyone visit to get the numbers up

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Luton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I haven't been here for forty years and I was pleasantly surprised. Firstly it is FREE. Always a bonus. The collection of stuffed animals was well laid out on the ground floor and interesting. Easy for children to access too. There is a nice little section on the geology of the area. I was disappointed with the butterflies. Only saw... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited with 2 year old Grand daughter not knowing what to expect and were pleased and quite surprised with what we found. Lots to see and learn from, whatever one's age. The Bee Hive was fascinating .... all in all a worth while visit and FREE too !

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Tahmoor, Australia
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113 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This FREE attraction is excellent for children as soon as they can walk and pay attention The exhibits are at ground level and up and very easily explained and described. As it is free going several times gives you time to absorb one or two facts and get more another time. The attahed butterfly garden is interesting although there were... More 

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london
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Visited Southsea (an old haunt) with my Mum, parked near the Canoe Lake and stayed in that area of the town. Saw the sign for butterflies alongside that of FREE and decided to visit the museum.The exhibits on the ground floor were laid out alphabetically, and wording was clear and concise. The butterfly part was lovely.A great place to visit!

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Province of Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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14 reviews
14 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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