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Portsmouth Natural History Museum

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Portsmouth, England
+44 23 9281 5276
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My 4yr old loved it!

Definitely a hidden gem! Quite small but it’s free entry and the staff are lovely. Loved seeing the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Megan B
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Emily!

Loved this little museum, so much detail regarding the fossilisation process and some wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sylvia Daisy P
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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.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“butterfly house” (25 reviews)
“stuffed birds” (5 reviews)
“natural world” (3 reviews)
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Portsmouth, England
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+44 23 9281 5276
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Definitely a hidden gem! Quite small but it’s free entry and the staff are lovely. Loved seeing the dinosaurs, bee hive & butterfly garden (even though No butterflies due to time of year). Easy way to spend an hour or so! Definitely will be coming...More

Thank Megan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this little museum, so much detail regarding the fossilisation process and some wonderful specimens. My favourite though was the beehive. Well worth a visit

Thank Sylvia Daisy P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little museum fascinating watching the bees but gutted the butterfly section wasn't open. Great for kids on a rainy day.

Thank Flammentanz
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

It's free and it was raining as we walked past! Definitely worth popping your head in in those circumstances. Had a 12 month old with me and she loved the toys available to play with and the giant dinosaur in the entry. I enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Rebekah J
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is a small museum but punches above it's weight. There is a butterfly house and even in November there was a decent collection. An informative chat with one of the volunteers was very interesting. These are not native butterflies but very attractive and you...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour here on a wet day - the bees were fascinating - very informative

Thank 913karen1963
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Brilliant visit granddaughter loved it 8 year old Every area was well presented. Well informed staff. Don’t delay go today it’s free. Spent two hours going round all the displays.

Thank PeterB472013
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

I was there with a 6yr old and an 8yr old. They loved the microscopes, the bees and the butterflies. So did the adults. The butterfly house is worth a trip on its own.

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

just visited this great little museum to see the new butterfly house and was not disappointed ..... for the whole family to be surrounded by these wonderful creatures made this an unforgettable day

1  Thank les h
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

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
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