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Portsmouth Natural History Museum

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Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9281 5276
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Lovely small museum

We have been to Southsea many times, and never knew this museum was there. We didn't walk past, we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dawn S
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Epsom, United Kingdom
My 4yr old loved it!

Definitely a hidden gem! Quite small but it’s free entry and the staff are lovely. Loved seeing the... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Megan B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a wide range of local wildlife including marinelife (at the aquarium) and butterflies.
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  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Portsmouth, England
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+44 23 9281 5276
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Southsea many times, and never knew this museum was there. We didn't walk past, we went in. What a treat awaited inside, so many exhibits to see. I liked the way they had something there for every letter in the alphabet....More

Thank Dawn S
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a hidden gem! Quite small but it’s free entry and the staff are lovely. Loved seeing the dinosaurs, bee hive & butterfly garden (even though No butterflies due to time of year). Easy way to spend an hour or so! Definitely will be coming...More

Thank Megan B
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

Loved this little museum, so much detail regarding the fossilisation process and some wonderful specimens. My favourite though was the beehive. Well worth a visit

Thank Sylvia Daisy P
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Nice little museum fascinating watching the bees but gutted the butterfly section wasn't open. Great for kids on a rainy day.

Thank Flammentanz
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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

It's free and it was raining as we walked past! Definitely worth popping your head in in those circumstances. Had a 12 month old with me and she loved the toys available to play with and the giant dinosaur in the entry. I enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour here on a wet day - the bees were fascinating - very informative

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Brilliant visit granddaughter loved it 8 year old Every area was well presented. Well informed staff. Don’t delay go today it’s free. Spent two hours going round all the displays.

Thank PeterB472013
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

I was there with a 6yr old and an 8yr old. They loved the microscopes, the bees and the butterflies. So did the adults. The butterfly house is worth a trip on its own.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

just visited this great little museum to see the new butterfly house and was not disappointed ..... for the whole family to be surrounded by these wonderful creatures made this an unforgettable day

1  Thank les h
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

A lovely small natural history museum. Not as much to see as I thought there would be, but well worth popping in if you are passing by.

Thank Sarah M
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