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Address: Portsmouth, England
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The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a wide...

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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Good little museum

Good little museum to have a look around for half hour or so. Lots of infomation about the local wildlife, my children loved the replica of the bird watching area. The bees are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2016
Claire H
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner dragged me here, it did not appeal to me lots of stuffed creatures. However children would like this and it was free so something to do on a rainy day.

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Thank Misslovefood87
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum, really well presented for small people and we learnt a good few things too, the butterfly area will be great when done as its a lovely space, with plenty of seats. We were killing time but it turned into a lovely hour 😀

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Thank Smeeshaw
Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Good little museum to have a look around for half hour or so. Lots of infomation about the local wildlife, my children loved the replica of the bird watching area. The bees are fascinating to watch (and listen to!!) There's a big activity room for children that could probably do with a few more activities in but still plenty for... More 

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Thank Claire H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This is a small little museum, with lots of stuffed animals, plus a bit of history of how dinosaurs come about, plus the bees are fascinating to watch. The museum takes about an hour or so to go around. There is a nice play room for children with some activities for little ones. There is no cost to the museum.

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Thank christine b
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I found the Museum an interesting little place. It has a good collection of stuffed animals and birds, and lots of other artifacts of interest. There is a good display that shows the geology of the local area and, how the landscape was formed over millions of years.Upstairs there are rocks and fossils found locally and all of this would... More 

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Thank 56AndyG2014
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

If you're interested in the natural world this is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. It's small but what's there is very interesting. There are fossil and rock displays as well as animals from all around the world, and I love that there are displays about local wildlife and nature reserves. The glass beehive is great, fascinating... More 

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Thank Han G
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I suggested a visit to my partner recently when funds were a little low as its free and by the beach for a nice walk after, The taxidermy exhibitions are all really old and been there since I was young but the new beehive is very good, Although there were no butterflies hatched when I went along this too would... More 

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Thank Sarah Rose H
Portsmouth, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This lovely bright little museum is certainly worth a visit if you are in the area or perhaps visiting the nearby canoe lake or Southsea rose garden. It's a great place for a visit with young children and there is a huge (papier mache?) dinosaur used in a Southsea carnival float which is brightly painted and fun. There is an... More 

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Thank rachwilko
Gliwice, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

It's situated near nice park in really lovely building with own garden. We visit it at November - so the butterfly house was closed. The only interesting thing was the bees (there is a beehive with glass walls - but it's poorely lighted so you can't see much of the bees living inside). If you've seen The Natural History Museum... More 

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Thank AgnieszkaDrozdz
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Well worth a visit. I have lived in the area for decades and never been before. an interesting collection of items and lots of information about the local area. A live beehive in a plastic covered hive was fascinating, what do they make of the visitors as they busy themselves making honey I wonder.

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