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Visitor Information for Portsmouth Museum
Telephone: 023 9283 4779
April - September: 10.00am - 5.30pm.
October - March: 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holidays).
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. Museum shop closes 15 minutes before closing time.
Closed 24 - 26 December and 1 January.
The Records Office and Searchroom have now moved to the Portsmouth History Centre at the Central Library. Click here for opening times.
Bupa Great South Run Weekend 25th & 26th October 2014 - Important Information
This weekend sees Portsmouth host the Great South Run, a major event for the city. There are a number of road closures over the weekend so please make sure you check these before travelling and add some extra time for your journey. You can find all the details of road closures in the city here. The D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery, Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Southsea Castle and Portsmouth Museum are all located along the route of the 10 mile race on Sunday 26th October. The D-Day Museum and Southsea Castle are located along the route of the 5k and mini runs on Saturday 25th October.
Free car parking in the grounds of the museum. Coaches may park in St George's Road (100 yards from the museum).
Park and ride
Find out more here about Portsmouth's park and ride services. The bus goes to the City Centre and The Hard, from the car park in the north of Portsmouth.
Selection of food, hot meals, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and drinks available.
Specialising in local history and decorative arts including local arts & crafts, gifts, souvenirs, greeting cards, fine art prints, toys, glassware, china and an extensive book section.
Length of Stay and Group Sizes
The typical visit time by a group is 1-1½ hours. The recommended maximum number arriving at any one time is 60. When visiting 'Story of Portsmouth', 'Portsmouth at Play' or temporary exhibitions, it is advisable to spilt into smaller groups of 15/20 within the museum to avoid overcrowding. All groups wishing to attend our events must be pre-booked, and it may not be possible for groups to book places during our busiest events.
Groups please book in advance. If you wish you can book now on-line.
Schools please book in advance, telephone 023 9283 4744 / 4737 for reservations or send an email. If calling at weekends or when the group booking department is unavailable, please contact Portsmouth Museum directly
Toilets are available on the first floor (including accessible toilet combined with baby changing facilities on the ground floor).
Portsmouth's official visitor website History Revealed (focussing on a group of museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight) Hampshire Tourism website Tourism Southeast website Enjoy England - website of the English tourist board