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Portsmouth Natural History Museum

Portsmouth, England
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Nice little museum

A lovely small natural history museum. Not as much to see as I thought there would be, but well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Great for the little ones

We had a look in after a walk along the front, I just wanted to see what it looked like after the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David C
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Lost count of the time my son and I have been here,it doesn't take long to get round but we'll worth a visit,they put various educational​ things on for the kids,we saw a children's author,some very large spiders and a great presentation on honey bees,to...More

Thank bigbaldbloketc
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stumbled on this little museum on a walk. As it was free, we took the kids in, but ours being 12 & 13 were far too old to find it interesting. Had 15 min look round, they liked the stuffed animals best, and the jars...More

Thank margaret h
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This is not like any museum to be honest it's a house with certain interests, bugs, bees, flowers, dinosaurs, a-z animals. You get in for FREE so maybe if you have time but it's not something important.

Thank Belynda P
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a cute little museum in an excellent location if you have young children. It's right next to the Canoe Lake and its environs, so very easy to access as part of a wider day out on the pedalos etc. It's a freebie, so...More

Thank Rob K
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