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Portsmouth Museum

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Address: 1 Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ, England
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+44 23 9282 7261
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Great place for a rainy or cold winters day

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you are a Sherlock Holmes fans as there a great exhibition dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in Portsmouth. The are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth a visit, especially if you are a Sherlock Holmes fans as there a great exhibition dedicated to Arthur Conan Doyle who lived in Portsmouth. The are various exhibits and I always enjoy looking at the rooms furnished from various eras, the 1960s/1970s room always takes me back to a happy childhood. There's also a souveneir... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely museum with a great variety of exhibitions, permanent and temporary. Well worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the free Art exhibition, to Sherlock Holmes and the memories of growing up in Portsmouth, all thought provoking and some surprisingly good artwork. Do take some change for the old fashioned end of the pier machines such as the famous Portsmouth laughing sailor

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Took my grandsons here 3/8 yes they did find it interesting the best part for them was the old computer games (unfortunately) as for grandad and I this is the second time we've been here lovely building wish they had more of Portsmouth past still it was good for an hour

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

If its a rainy day & the kids are driving you mad..... come here! Totally free, very interesting with various ongoing features, close enough to walk to from Gunwharf Quays or the seafront. Definetly something i would recommend for all ages.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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 27 October 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 20 October 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 5 October 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 4 October 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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