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Portsmouth City Museum

Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
+44 (0)23 9282 7261
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Ranked #18 of 50 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The City Museum is the museum of and for the people of Portsmouth. There are temporary exhibition galleries, which have a frequently changing parade... more »
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Strood, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great a free museum,lots of portsmouth history,a mixed display,things for adults and children to enjoy,a lovely tea room,brilliant prices,grounds to walk around,would go again as displays are changed.

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Luxor, Egypt
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited this Museum when staying in Portsmouth with family. I hadn,t been previously and was surprised by the things on exhibit there. Particulary the Teddy Bear exhibit from Harrods, and the diorama of the 1950,s living room. There is also a great selection of memorobilia regarding Portsmouth F.C. which I found very good. Also Conan Doyle,s links to Portsmouth... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Since our last visit here many years ago the museum now has a room dedicated to Conan Doyle memorabilia relating to his life and his connection with Portsmouth. Plenty to see in this museum for a couple of hours. Pleasant garden to sit in out the back to eat one's sandwiches, but there is also a cafe in this museum.... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

April saw an interesting exhibition on the Tricorn Centre, but the permanent exhibits on top floor of local history, and the old funfair machines never disappoint. Sherlock Holmes links with Portsmouth are recognised in the other permanent section on ground floor. Nice cup of tea and cake too!

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Piraeus, Greece
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The place is really nice and it's great that it's free . One thing though is it opens at ten and on Mondays it's closed so beware . You can also take pictures !! Great fun

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The old WRENS Navel quarters, a wonderful victorian building, makes a wonderful centre to display the history of Portsmouth City. The displays give a clear understanding of the city and all that has gone on here for many years. Well worth a visit.

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Orange, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited because we passed by on a walk. Great Conan Doyle exhibit and nice little tea shop. A good place to spend an hour or so.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This was our first visit to this museum. We found it very well set out and most interesting. There is loads to see so you should allow yourself plenty of time. If you are interested in Nelson then this visit is a must.

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great museum with regular interesting displays.Tricorn was particularly good as I am a resident and remember it fondly. Coffee shop and outside seating also nice.A must if you visit or live in Portsmouth.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I remember visiting this museum in my first year at Portsmouth University, and never had any reason to go back (not being from Portsmouth but simply a resident.) I do enjoy history and was excited to see that the museum was hosting an exhibit from Ancient Egypt, which was of great interest to me. I didn't realise how large the... More

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