Museums in Portsmouth

 
D-Day Museum D-Day Museum Southsea

Portsmouth's D-Day Museum is Britain's only museum dedicated solely to covering all aspects of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944. D-Day was a turning point in...

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Royal Navy Submarine Museum Gosport

Nov - March open Wed to Sun 10 am - 4.30 pm. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is a family friendly museum where the whole family can dive into history and discover the past first...

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The Royal Marines Museum Eastney
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November - March open 10 am - 5 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except school holidays). The Quarter Master's Kitchen remains open all year. Family Tickets available - tickets...

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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum Old Portsmouth

When Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, on 7th February 1812, Britain's Navy was still at war with Napoleonic France. Charles's father, John Dickens, a...

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Weald & Downland Open Air Museum City outskirts

Visit the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum where you will find traditional buildings in a rural landscape that tell the story of the men, women and children who lived and worked...

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Royal Armouries Museum Fort Nelson City outskirts
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This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns. Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views...

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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Old Portsmouth
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Featuring the brand new exhibition Hear My Voice, the recently opened Mary Rose Museum and world famous ships HMS Victory and HMS Warrior (1860), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a...

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Eastney Beam Engine House Eastney

An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition. The Beam Engine House is normally...

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Natural History Museum Cumberland House Southsea

Portsmouth Museums has over 114,000 natural science specimens collected both in the south east of England and further afield. The A to Z of Natural History display features a...

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The Mary Rose Museum Historic Dockyard Old Portsmouth
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The exciting, new £27 million Mary Rose Museum opened its doors to visitors on Friday 31st May 2013. Located just metres from Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory and the ships of the...

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HMS Victory Historic Dockyard Old Portsmouth
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HMS Victory is currently undergoing a period of restoration and visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the process taking place on the oldest commissioned warship in the...

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HMS Warrior Historic Dockyard Old Portsmouth
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HMS Warrior 1860 is still afloat in Portsmouth Harbour! Come and experience:- • The world's first iron-hulled, armoured warship powered by steam as well as sail. • The only...

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National Museum of the Royal Navy Historic Dockyard Old Portsmouth
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The National Museum of the Royal Navy is one of the country's leading maritime museums. Come and see: • The only museum devoted to the ships of the Royal Navy and the men and...

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Portsmouth City Museum Old Portsmouth

The City Museum explores different facets of Portsmouth's rich and varied history – from the everyday to moments when the city has played its role in national and international...

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Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Gosport

November - March Saturday and Sunday only - 10 am - 4 pm Explosion! is an award winning museum of naval warfare created within 18th century buildings at the Royal Navy's former...

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Fishbourne Roman Palace City outskirts
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Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens - the largest Roman home in Britain. Stroll around the recreated gardens, the earliest gardens found anywhere in the country - and enjoy the...

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Action Stations Historic Dockyard Gunwharf Quays
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Action Stations brings the modern Royal Navy to you, our visitors. Come and experience:- • A mixture of physical challenges, simulators and technological experiments. • One of...

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Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum Fareham
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The museum is based in a Victorian Steam Driven Brickworks on a 10 acre site. There is lots to see but we think the best bits are: •Amazing Grade 2 listed original buildings -...

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The Diving Museum Gosport

It is not yet popularly known, but Gosport is the home of the global diving industry. The co-inventor of the diving helmet, John Deane, lived in Gosport from 1835 to 1845 during...

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