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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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Interesting but not amazing

I have visited this place as I am big fun of Arthur Conan Doyle. I love the building and the location, just perfect. Very nice staff, very helpful and with lots of knowledge. Of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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English first
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I have visited this place as I am big fun of Arthur Conan Doyle. I love the building and the location, just perfect. Very nice staff, very helpful and with lots of knowledge. Of course I find section with Sherlock Holmes father the most interesting, with collection of his books and belongings. I also managed to listed to some fragments,... More 

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Portsmouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great museum - one display changes approx. every 6 months, old pictures of Portsmouth to ponder over, Sherlock Holmes exhibition - great for an hour or so just happily wandering. Our kids enjoyed it as well & stayed interested the whole way round. Lovely garden outside as well & all free. Only downside is the café - great location especially... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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 93 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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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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