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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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250 attraction reviews
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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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131 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

the exhibition on Conan Doyle is well worth a visit, if your a fan. I particularly like the set of rooms that show room settings by the decade. good for old people for nostalger and good for taking kids round to see how we lived, before technology took up all our spare time. The Cafe is small but very reasonable... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very interesting exhibits staff very helpful especially for the disabled has a cafe which serves a nice selection of food and drinks

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband is from the area and I am American. This trip is my 3rd trip here and he's just taken me. It's very nice. Very worth the trip. The staff is also friendly. If you are an Arthur Conan Doyle fan, this is a must see place. Loved it!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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200 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Located about 1/2 mile from the HMS Victory dockyard. This museum unfortunately failed to satisfy my curiosity. I expected the story of Portsmouth shown with photographs ,painting and information. A lot of paintings were displayed and alot of effort had been put in to make it interesting. But sadly the item i wanted to see was in the Archives. Like... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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45 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Portsmouth has a rich and varied history extending far beyond the Naval Base (which is catered for at many other venues) I feel that the staff have got it just right and have a fine museum which truly reflects the diversity of Portsmouth. It is housed in a fine building built in 1897 as military barracks and is within walking... More 

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