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Portsmouth Museum

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Address: Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
Phone Number: 442392827261
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Worth a visit if in the area

Wifey and I visited on a rainy Saturday morning. We were greeted by enthusiastic staff who gave us a map of the building and off we went. We found the exhibits about Sir Arthur... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Elmbird
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Southampton

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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family paid a visit here last year and we thought it would be a run of the mill museum, but how wrong we were. It is an amazing place full of interesting information. It bought back many childhood memories for me in one section. It does not matter if your a local or a visitor, well worth a visit.

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Thank Malcolm G
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge museum, but packs a lot in to see. The Sherlock Holmes exhibition is full of excellent Conan Doyle memorabilia, and the childrens TV programs from the 50s onward was a lovely nostalgia trip.

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Thank RussTraveller
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable to look around and it is a brilliant way to spend a rainy day! There a brilliant exhibitions, some that stay and some that change around, but all are very well kept and presented, creating a real snapshot of the era. A brilliant day out for anyone and I would recommend giving it a visit. :)

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Thank Florence D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner loved it here. we spent hours walking around and trying to take everything in. After an extensive look around we sat in the gardens around the back and spent some time taking in the beauty of the building itself.

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Thank KezzlesK
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are Portsmouth residents who often take advantage of the FREE museum three or four times a year. Alongside the main stay exhibits of life in old time Portsmouth and Southsea seafront which are interesting enough on their own, are seasonal exhibits. Currently this is children's tv through the ages, from Pob to Pokemon and M.A.S.K to Bob the Builder.... More 

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Thank Stew P
Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wifey and I visited on a rainy Saturday morning. We were greeted by enthusiastic staff who gave us a map of the building and off we went. We found the exhibits about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (and Sherlock Holmes) very interesting. The Pompey football memorabilia section upstairs is okay, as is the "40 years of Children's TV" exhibition and art... More 

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1 Thank Elmbird
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Going around portsmouth museum is now free, so well worth a visit on a rainy day. Full of portsmouths history and loads of old photos of the city

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Thank Ian F
Bedhampton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Spent a pleasant Sunday afternoon reminising in the museum. Anyone who has lived in Pompey will remember the "Laughing Sailor" which was outside Clarence Pier. There are lots of memorable things that will make you smile. Coffee is good as well.....

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Thank 1163Chris
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

It was nice to visit the museum, especially the Children's Television Exhibition. I enjoyed seeing most of the original puppets and toys to show how Children's Television works all these years. I've also enjoyed the Sherlock exhibition and others, as well.

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Thank alwelch1992
Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

- Feature There are a lot of exhibitions about Sherlock Homes and history of Portsmouth. I think that the museum is great place for Sherlock Homes fun. The museum also have exhibitions regarding Portsmouth FC. I recommend the museum for also football fun.

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