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“Worth a Visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Portsmouth City Museum

Portsmouth City Museum
Museum Road, Portsmouth, England
+44 (0)23 9282 7261
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Ranked #19 of 49 attractions in Portsmouth
Type: History Museums
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Bexleyheath
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Brilliant - this has free entry but is well worth paying for. It was very informative and as always helpful and friendly staff. It was very diverse and really explained Portsmouth's history in an interesting and informative way.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Excellent small museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The city museum stands up well against serious competition from the outstanding Historic Dockyard and other local museums. I spent an enjoyable hour there and could have spent longer. I particularly liked the displays of typical rooms from earlier decades.

Visited July 2012
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Leicester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“World class Local History gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It looks large, but is actually small. A 'curate's egg', but certainly worth a visit, not least for its excellent Local History section.

Visited August 2012
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“If its raining there are a lot worse places you could be !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

A little museum that just about has enough in it too keep you interested. Worth finding to say you've been. If its raining there are a lot worse places you could be. Helpful staff.

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“a free all round nice attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

On a very rainy day we took shelter here and felt very welcome. It is funded by the City Council and has lovely displays on the history of the city-its commerce and people's lifestyles over the centuries. For my wife and I brought up in the 50s we really enjoyed the tableaux of houses and shops of the 50s 60s 70s etc. Also there were lovely galleries reflecting the connections of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens with the city (cd born there in 1812). There was a small cosy cafeteria with reasonable prices- £1 for a large pot of tea each). The museum empolyed people with disabilities to good effect and were very accomodating to a group of blind people. The shop had a nice range of appropriate souvenirs.

Visited July 2012
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