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Visitor Information for Portsmouth City Museum
City Museum & Records Office
April - September 10.00am-5.30pm.
October - March 10.00am-5.00pm.
Closed 24 - 26 December and 1 January.
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.
The Records Office and Searchroom have now moved to the Portsmouth History Centre at the Central Library. Click here for opening times.
Free car parking in the grounds of the museum. Please note there is no parking in the museum grounds during event days this summer and all groups must be pre-booked for our summer events. Coaches may park in St George's Road (100 yards from the museum).
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.
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.
Toilets are available on the first floor (including accessible toilet combined with baby changing facilities on the ground floor).
History Revealed (focussing on a group of museums in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)