Worth a look around- some interesting things like Sherlock Holmes Collection and the temporary exhibition but I saw it all in about 30mins.
A visit into the history of Portsmouth,not to be missed.From stone age man to the present.Full of interesting exibits and facts.the trip down memory lane left me reminicing.
I've taken my children a number of times. It was nice to see the 1st part has been changed to the Egyptians. Always an enjoyable couple of hours. I believe some needs a bit of updating but it's free so I can't be too greedy. A bigger cafe would also be nice.
The saving graces of the museum are the Sherlock Holmes gallery and the gallery of local history. During our visit the special exhibition was on Ancient Egypt. The exhibits were a combination of ancient items and modern tat with depictions of Egypt, too much of a juxtaposition. They also had a real Mummy on display in an area which showed... More
The museu is not really big, but shows a lot from the History of Portsmouth and Southsea. Was a very educational even for a person my age. The weather was not the one I am use to in California, but this was I think the beauty of it....was pretty windy. But I had a great time!! Was free of charge... More
Nice change after a week in Portsmouth to go some where that is free to enter and park! Attracted by the Egypt exhibit, we so enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes/ Arthur Conan Doyle exhibition and the history of Portsmouth. Very reasonable cafe. Good one for a rainy day.
A small museum, mainly showing items relating to Portsmouth and Southsea, but also a good Sherlock Holmes / Arthur Conan Doyle exhibition. Had a very small cafe and shop.
Great education for the Kids. It's free entry and they are always changing the events/exhibitions. Plenty to see and you will always find something of interest. If you are interested in local history, then you will find a huge variety of literature in the Museum Shop. There is a nice little Cafe if you fancy a light refreshment/snack. Well done... More
Have visited on a number of occasions. this time it was to catch the Toy Bear exhibition. This was very interesting, history of and different manufacturing technics etc being displayed. The remainder of the museum is devoted to the history of Portsmouth which was also very interesting , an art gallery and the author of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle.... More
We have visited the Museum on many occasions over the years, but not recently and with a damp day and having noticed external improvements we decided to call in. The initial impression is excellent with a much clearer and less cluttered appearance and a warm greeting from one of the staff who explained the latest exhibits . Apart from the... More
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