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Address: Portsmouth, England
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The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a wide...

The Portsmouth Natural History Museum gives visitors a close view of a wide range of local wildlife including marinelife (at the aquarium) and butterflies.

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Free Admission Museum

Despite being a regular visitor to Portsmouth for many years, I didn't actually realise there was a Natural History Museum here! It is very good for a free admission museum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
BEVERLEY S
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Southampton, United Kingdom

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A free museum with a range of exhibits. Quite small and doesn't take long to look around. Some interesting interactive activities. A little basic and looks like it could do with some investment. Relies on donations. Nice little shop though.

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Thank Debbie M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Despite being a regular visitor to Portsmouth for many years, I didn't actually realise there was a Natural History Museum here! It is very good for a free admission museum. Lots of stuffed animals and birds, very well displayed with info to read about each exhibit. We found all the information to read about the Portsmouth area very interesting and... More 

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Thank BEVERLEY S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It doesn't cost to visit here, but they rely heavily on donations so it's good to donate when you do visit although it isn't forced upon you. It's a cute museum in a house, so as you can imagine it isn't huge. It's a bit quirky, there is a lot of different things all thrown together. But it is very... More 

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Thank vicky4134
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80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My partner dragged me here, it did not appeal to me lots of stuffed creatures. However children would like this and it was free so something to do on a rainy day.

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Thank Misslovefood87
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great little museum, really well presented for small people and we learnt a good few things too, the butterfly area will be great when done as its a lovely space, with plenty of seats. We were killing time but it turned into a lovely hour 😀

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Thank Smeeshaw
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Good little museum to have a look around for half hour or so. Lots of infomation about the local wildlife, my children loved the replica of the bird watching area. The bees are fascinating to watch (and listen to!!) There's a big activity room for children that could probably do with a few more activities in but still plenty for... More 

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Thank Claire H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is a small little museum, with lots of stuffed animals, plus a bit of history of how dinosaurs come about, plus the bees are fascinating to watch. The museum takes about an hour or so to go around. There is a nice play room for children with some activities for little ones. There is no cost to the museum.

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Thank christine b
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I found the Museum an interesting little place. It has a good collection of stuffed animals and birds, and lots of other artifacts of interest. There is a good display that shows the geology of the local area and, how the landscape was formed over millions of years.Upstairs there are rocks and fossils found locally and all of this would... More 

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Thank 56AndyG2014
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

If you're interested in the natural world this is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. It's small but what's there is very interesting. There are fossil and rock displays as well as animals from all around the world, and I love that there are displays about local wildlife and nature reserves. The glass beehive is great, fascinating... More 

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Thank Han G
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

I suggested a visit to my partner recently when funds were a little low as its free and by the beach for a nice walk after, The taxidermy exhibitions are all really old and been there since I was young but the new beehive is very good, Although there were no butterflies hatched when I went along this too would... More 

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