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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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Low-key but nice little museum

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... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Rob K
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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Woking, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of pickled things! If you have really young children and you are looking for a... More 

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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Belynda P
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 I think it would be churlish to criticise it too much, but thankfully it doesn't... More 

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Thank Rob K
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely little local museum, with enough to keep small ones interested as well as older ones! Definitely worth a visit:)

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Thank Traceybrownsword1971
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 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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47 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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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98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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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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