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Portsmouth Museum

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Address: Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
Phone Number: 442392827261
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Very good City Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark F
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Havant, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Although I've rated this average it is a nice little trip down memory lane but don't expect to be wowed. The museum has a lot of old toys and cartoons in which will set your memory back. There are also exhibitions on life back in the different periods. Of course there are lots more exhibits here then I've mentioned. You... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The Sherlock Holmes exhibition was crammed full of memorabilia and we learnt a lot about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the process. Unfortunately, the Portsmouth FC gallery was closed but we enjoyed the floor dedicated to Life and Play in Portsmouth. The temporary exhibition on the ground floor consisted of paintings by Edward King, an artist who had been commissioned... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Free parking round the back to get you of to a good start, unless like me you go on a Monday and discover it is only open Tuesdays till Saturday. Free entry to make going back worthwhile. Lots of very interesting displays although I still cannot appreciate modern art. And a must is the small but friendly café where I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Just a tip: if you enjoy the rather lovely painting of the great sailor Alec Rose in his boat "Lively Lady", you can stroll over to the Historic Dockyard and, for free, see the yacht herself in Boathouse 4, where she is being restored. Other than that, the museum is pretty good and both it and it's parking (oh joy!)... More 

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