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Portsmouth Natural History Museum

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Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9281 5276
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Very Interesting

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
Visit with Granddaughter at Half Term

Brilliant visit granddaughter loved it 8 year old Every area was well presented. Well informed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portsmouth, 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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9281 5276

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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank 913karen1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 October 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
Reviewed 31 August 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
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We had a look in after a walk along the front, I just wanted to see what it looked like after the refit. This is a great place to take the kids, some hands on bits, lots to learn and get close to the butterflies....More

1  Thank David C
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Just discovered this place for the first time today with my 4 year old who loved it. He enjoyed looking at things through the microscope, seeing the skeletons and fossils and doing the jigsaws - in fact he even asked to come back later in...More

Thank Helena P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Took our 5 year old grandson. He was fascinated by the exhibits. He especially liked looking through the microscopes. Great FREE visit.

Thank dands1124
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is a small museum with a variety of natural history displays including a live bee hive. Unfortunately, the butterfly house is not yet open. It takes about 30 minutes to get around and is free.

Thank Michelle A
Reviewed 16 June 2017

2 Adults 1 Child - Free of Charge We saw this place advertised and thought we would take our little boy to have a look as he would like the animals. I couldn't believe it was free as there is a lot of information and...More

Thank Luke D
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