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Address: 1 Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 9282 7261
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Lovely 1878 building - Great Portsmouth Art Gallery & Museum

Very Much enjoyed a couple of hours in this Museum - totally free and free parking too - Very interesting items on Portsmouth history through the ages - and the winner wa the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
jgmulliner
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Christchurch, United Kingdom

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very Much enjoyed a couple of hours in this Museum - totally free and free parking too - Very interesting items on Portsmouth history through the ages - and the winner wa the Museum Cafe which served excellent valued food and great Hot Chocolate with masses of Marshmellows!! -Yummy!!

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Thornbury, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

When walking by the building on the way to another attraction, my wife noticed that the admission was free. So with nothing to lose we decided to go in, if only to use the "loo" as the Brits say. One of our grandsons is an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes mysteries. There is a permanent exhibit describing the author's time... More 

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Raleigh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

A lovely place to visit, especially if you like Sherlock Holmes. The exhibition is fun and provides a lot of great information about Portsmouth through the ages. The tea shop was amazing. Run by a woman who has been doing it for the past 20 years. She was so skilled, and the food was so good! We were a big... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very interesting to learn about the history of Portsmouth, about 60 mins to see all areas, free of charge, and a very nice tea shop for some light refreshments, both museum and cafe have friendly staff.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We took our children here and had a great couple of hours exploring the museum. Parking and entrance were free of charge, but we paid for a couple of worksheets. There was a exhibition on at the time we visited on the history of computer games, very hands on and our children got to try pong, pacman and other classics.... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

A great little museum. I particularly liked the Arthur Conan Doyle section which provided interesting and colourful visual and audio displays telling you about this character. Friendly and helpful staff. Judging by the wonderful smells coming from the little tea room on site, the food is lovely too (although I resisted temptation).

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Thank Sarah B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

we particularly enjoyed the Edward King paintings and the Sherlock Holmes exhibition. the staff in the reception offered a very warm welcome and the museum kept us entertained with lots of local history and a nice variety of art works - even a Lowry. the building itself is stunning and there's also a nice garden.

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Thank Hayley W
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This was most enjoyable, interesting and a trip down memory lane. The little cafe done us proud for lunch, and managed it all single handed - well done.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

A friend recommended seeing the Edward King art exhibition. If you are from Portsmouth it is interesting to see his paintings of the bomb damage of the city in the aftermath of the blitz. Staff were friendly and informative and there is also a lovely cafe with inside and outside seating.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

It is a good place to know more about Portsmouth in general. Culture as history, football, antiques pieces... The admision is free so it is accesible for everyone. I enjoyed it and I would recommend it.

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