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Portsmouth Museum

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Great Museum

I very much enjoyed my visit to this museum. It is free to enter with free parking and is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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An enjoyable visit

This museum is free to enter and has free parking, an ideal combination if you are looking to pass... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1 Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Just a fantastic standard of presentation of a wide range of interesting material. History of the city in a very engaging and informative manner. An eclectic mix of fine art that really makes the best of a relatively modest collection - but what great stuff...More

2  Thank Johngdodds
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I moved to portsmouth a year ago and have been in the museum twice. I found the exhibition the same drab old stuff I saw the first Tim. The tea rooms are poor and the exhibition needs an update with some new attractions borrowed from...More

1  Thank Pam L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I very much enjoyed my visit to this museum. It is free to enter with free parking and is a lovely way to spend a few hours. Having been a resident of Portsmouth for most of my life I found it very interesting to see...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is free to enter and has free parking, an ideal combination if you are looking to pass an enjoyable couple of hours. When I visited the museum it had a great combination of displays. There were interesting sections on Sir Conan Doyle and...More

Thank SteveMariners
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This might be the worst Museum that I have ever been into . Mostly its wall charts galore . These could be anywhere ! The building is dimly lit . Children run around unattended ... shrieking and doing what they like . They proudly display...More

Thank GuepeGuepe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it. To anyone who grew up in Portsmouth you just have to go and see things you will remember from your youth. For those who grew up elsewhere still plenty to see, including room settings from the 50's to name but one. A lovely...More

2  Thank MagsRoma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a small museum with some history and items about Portsmouth area. It has a limited collection of items and some history of Portsmouth mostly in 19th and 20th century. I expected to see more and in deep histoy of the area though enjoyed...More

Thank VanessaNoble
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Took a walk through this nice muesue house in an impressive building. It has a very good collection of books on Portsmouth and gave a good insight of how the people of portsmouth lived and worked.

Thank P8977NBjohnl
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This excellent museum celebrates the city of Portsmouth from it's beginnings right to the present day. There's also a brilliant section of the museum dedicated to Sherlock Holmes whose writer Conan Doyle lived in the city. What really made me happy was the incredible retro...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Located in an old imposing building (whose main entrance, interestingly enough, is at the back of the museum), the staff does quite an amazing job with the means at their disposal. Next to the material depicting the history and development of the city, currently there...More

Thank GranZorro
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great place to visit went to fill in a rainy morning but well worth if for all the family. Great that it’s free entry and well worth a visit with plenty to look at and good gift shop

Thank Mrs Linda C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

It is some time since I last visited this Museum and I was impressed to see the new galleries that included an extended Conan Doyle/ Sherlock Holmes display and the computer section on the second floor in conjunction with “Game Over”. The computer gallery was...More

Thank bsandrs
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