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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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250 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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229 reviews 229 reviews
136 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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