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Portsmouth Museum

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Address: 1 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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Lovely exhibition

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dawn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Dawn H
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank luis226
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of exhibits, covers a lot of Portsmouth social history and more, did not expect to see a Lowry? was by myself but great for families, and when you have had enough the cafe is excellent, good food reasonably priced and basic menu, lots to buy of interest in the shop, lastly there is a free car park in... More 

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Thank ellju
Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was noteworthy because it was easy to find (Museum Rd) and even had free on-site parking for those visiting the museum. Probably more meaningful to people from Portsmouth, but we did find quite a few interesting social vignettes of life through recent centuries in the period rooms set up and furnished as they would have been, plus another section... More 

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Thank Alistair M
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great efforts have been made to make this city museum's exhibitions as visually appealing as they are historically informative. Recreations of bygone days can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and expertly curated presentations of the city's history make this museum superior to many a 'local museum'. Something of interest for everyone when I visited in July 2016, including... More 

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Thank Mark F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to see the Arthur Conan Doyle exhibit but we enjoyed the whole museum, particularly the computer games consoles room, which had our boys enthralled!

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Thank Taxanimal
Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My friend took me to the museum and I was really impressed. I have never seen it advertised before. It is certainly a great place to go. So many interesting things to see.

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Thank saucygran
Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

My favourite area of the museum is the 1950s living room display - takes me back to childhood! The Conan Doyle stuff is good & the current art exhibition interesting.

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Thank Michael G
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Well worth a visit. Felt a little sad as I remember the happy times I spent there before they knocked down Duchess of Kent Wrens Quarters. Façade is still there to see as it was.

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Thank jennywren22
Waterlooville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We love this wonderful museum set in one of the most beautiful buildings in Portsmouth we think. Sooo v v much to see, learn, read & experience during a visit here. (We visit many times a year). We love the everchanging exhibitions as well as the 'resident' ones. A lovely well stocked shop for books/small childrens toys & other items.... More 

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