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Portsmouth City Museum

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Address: Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)23 9282 7261
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My local museum

Interesting Conan Doyle exhibition. I love the mock ups of house interiors in the last century . And its all free and not too busy. Go along.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Omagh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Always something interesting to discover, our kids love it, and it's all for free! The Sherlock exhibition alone is fascinating.

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Portsmouth UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Interesting Conan Doyle exhibition. I love the mock ups of house interiors in the last century . And its all free and not too busy. Go along.

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Blackpool
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14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lovley parts to this museum including A lot about the Portsmouth football club, and also Portsmouth in days gone by. Set in lovley grounds and A nice cafe there aswell.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It is a very quaint place. Full of displays, artwork and visiting exhibitions. They have a display of an original Highbury Estate house where I grew up. They are currently lending exhibits to an older persons care ward in Hospital for a display to help people with dementia.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We only had an hour here before it shut and that was not enough time. The Sherlock Holmes exhibition took up most of our time. We enjoyed this a lot.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

great to see the history of portsmouth but it's been the same for ages . However kids enjoyed it . Needs updating really to be made a bit more exciting

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The city museum offers a great place to visit on a rainy day, or in children's half terms. They offer events throughout the year, and there is no charge to get in. They have a small cafe, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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254 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Quiet considering it is free to visit with props representing life in historic Portsmouth including a 1930's room. Interesting. There re several floors including an area on the second floor dedicated to Portsmouth football club.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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145 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Lots to see and do in the museum and it is free entry! Some of the local history and football is a bit dull but the natural history and Sherlock Holmes exhibit is very interesting! There is also a coffee shop and a gift shop and plenty to do for the kids!

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You can so easily pass this by. On Museum Road and free parking around the building, it's really worth a visit. A beautiful building and free to get in. Really welcoming staff. We lived in Portsmouth for 10 years and never visited, so on our mini break decided to pop in. Lovely little coffee shop too. It's a shame there... More 

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