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Portsmouth City Museum

Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
+44 (0)23 9282 7261
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Ranked #19 of 50 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The City Museum is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth. There are temporary exhibition galleries, which have a frequently changing parade... more »
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is most deffinetly not your average free museum. It`s informative, well laid out and entertaining too. With areas dedicated to such topics as WWI, Sherlock Holmes (my favourite) plus many others, if you don`t leave having learnt something new, then you probably haven`t been looking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Would recommend to book a table as dinning area is on the small side. The food and service is very good with good home made meals. The museum is free with some very good exhibits. Look out for special exhibits. Went with an OAP group and the staff were very helpful ,very patient with some of the less mobile of... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I left Portsmouth in 1978 at the age of 24 and have only returned over the years to visit parents and now, sadly, just my mother. On just such a visit August 2014 we decided to take a trip to the museum as I had never been. It was fascinating, many rooms done out in diferent decades. The 1950s room... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have lived in Portsmouth for a few years and have always enjoyed the Portsmouth City Museum, but I do feel now having been to some other museums that Portsmouth CM is missing something. I would suggest the best time to visit is when it has a special exhibit which interests you is being held, these are particular good! However... More

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Strood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great a free museum,lots of portsmouth history,a mixed display,things for adults and children to enjoy,a lovely tea room,brilliant prices,grounds to walk around,would go again as displays are changed.

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Luxor, Egypt
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited this Museum when staying in Portsmouth with family. I hadn,t been previously and was surprised by the things on exhibit there. Particulary the Teddy Bear exhibit from Harrods, and the diorama of the 1950,s living room. There is also a great selection of memorobilia regarding Portsmouth F.C. which I found very good. Also Conan Doyle,s links to Portsmouth... More

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Wales
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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Since our last visit here many years ago the museum now has a room dedicated to Conan Doyle memorabilia relating to his life and his connection with Portsmouth. Plenty to see in this museum for a couple of hours. Pleasant garden to sit in out the back to eat one's sandwiches, but there is also a cafe in this museum.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

April saw an interesting exhibition on the Tricorn Centre, but the permanent exhibits on top floor of local history, and the old funfair machines never disappoint. Sherlock Holmes links with Portsmouth are recognised in the other permanent section on ground floor. Nice cup of tea and cake too!

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Piraeus, Greece
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The place is really nice and it's great that it's free . One thing though is it opens at ten and on Mondays it's closed so beware . You can also take pictures !! Great fun

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The old WRENS Navel quarters, a wonderful victorian building, makes a wonderful centre to display the history of Portsmouth City. The displays give a clear understanding of the city and all that has gone on here for many years. Well worth a visit.

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