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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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A good time waster on a rainy day.

A lovely little museum, which exhibitions change on a regular basis. The bonus part is that it is free".

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A lovely little museum, which exhibitions change on a regular basis. The bonus part is that it is free".

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

With school children in tow, you can spend an hour or 2 here (inc. the reasonably priced café), exploring a variety of themes and artifacts relating to Portsmouth. We liked the gallery on the 2nd floor, with the 3D metallic ball sculpture (kids could touch it) and artwork. Also liked the different evolving home interiors except for the creepy mannequins... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you are a family that want something to do on a rainy day then Portsmouth city museum is the place to visit. When I went last year it was free, The staff were very friendly and the whole experience was very interesting for all the family as there was lots to see and do. Excellent

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Growing up in Portsmouth means I have been to this museum plenty of times. Lots of good memories of the iconic models (girl eating icecream, the family in the living room, man on the penny-farthing) which I am please to see are still there. (However I personally haaaaate the bedroom ine but thats just from childhood) Always a good exhibition... More 

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Province of Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We came across the museum because a friendly bus driver told us about it. They had a special exhibition about Charles Dickens at the time which was very interesting. The most intriguing part for us though was the personalized story of Portsmouth from the turn of the twentieth century, including the story of their football club. We spent a very... More 

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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Just a fantastic standard of presentation of a wide range of interesting material. History of the city in a very engaging and informative manner. An eclectic mix of fine art that really makes the best of a relatively modest collection - but what great stuff - Burra, Turner, Lowrie among the artists from old to new. How local houses developed... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We found it interesting and kept the kids entertained which was a rainy day...the Portsmouth F.C display was good and we found the displays of how life used to be in Portsmouth..........Good

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a tiny venue, but it is well worth a visit. Nice atmosphere, good service and cake is always lovely, with great choice of teas!

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Omagh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

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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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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Address: Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)23 9282 7261
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth

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