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Portsmouth City Museum

Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
+44 (0)23 9282 7261
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Ranked #20 of 42 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Romsey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I moved to portsmouth a year ago and have been in the museum twice. I found the exhibition the same drab old stuff I saw the first Tim. The tea rooms are poor and the exhibition needs an update with some new attractions borrowed from other museums if possible.the building is impressive but unfortunately goes down hill once entering the... More

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is rather an old-style museum, but in an area rather spoilt for "modern hi-tech" museums (e.g. Nelson Maritime, Mary Rose, Explosion, Submarine, Royal Narines, etc.) this is actually a refreshing change. It currently has a special exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversay of the outbreak of WW1, and this is rich in material, much of it very poignant (e.g. letters/telegrams... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

IT is good to have a local museum containing many artefacts and history of the city. They have certain topics that they will do a display on such as the Dockyard workers and toys in our time.

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New Zealand
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6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan-but other displays seem a bit tired. The art collection was closed, being re-hung, so perhaps this will add some freshness

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cornwall
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Lovely staff who always seem happy to help. A great building and fascinating exhibits. We see something new each time we visit. Must go to the museum Gardens next Spring/Summer. Not to mention the BRILLIANT cafe.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Dark Encounters held a Murder Mystery dinner at the Portsmouth City Museum. It was like playing a life size game of 'Cludo' which involved looking for clues all over the Museum. The museum looked to be very interesting, but quite spooky in the dark. A cold buffet was served, which was disappointing. The actors however very very professional playing their... More

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North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Loved it.....lovely history of Portsmouth.....extremely friendly staff and nice grounds for walking. One of the highlights of Portsmouth.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great for connoisseurs of Sherlock Holmes. The rest of the museum really works hard at entertaining the chikdren.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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

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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