Portsmouth Museums

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Inspiring children with amazing objects and fascinating stories

With thousands of objects on show in six atmospheric buildings around the City of Portsmouth, we can help you to engage and inspire learners of all ages and support the delivery of high quality creative projects across the curriculum.

 

 

 

 

We operate six museums across Portsmouth:

 

- Portsmouth Museum – art, craft & design; seaside holidays, sport and leisure; Sherlock Holmes; No Place like Pompey and historic room settings.

- D-Day Museum – Britain's only museum dedicated solely to this pivotal moment in the Second World War.

- Charles Dickens’ Birthplace – the terraced house where Victorian writer and social commentator Charles Dickens, Portsmouth's most famous son was born.

- Southsea Castle – built in 1544, Henry VIII's coastal fortress offers magnificent views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.

- Cumberland House Natural History Museum – wildlife and habitats of Portsmouth, rocks and fossils, An A - Z of Natural History and live butterflies May to September.

- Eastney Beam Engine House – home to the magnificent steam-powered engines built by the Victorians to pump the city's sewage to the coast (weekend opening only).

Our offer for schools includes led sessions such as Toys, Games & Pastimes at Portsmouth Museum and the Home Front Experience at D-Day Museum, self-led trails, training and free familiarisation visits for teachers and our fabulous Wonder Boxes, a loans service that enhances teaching and learning across the curriculum.

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