Portsmouth Natural History Museum And Butterfly House

This museum not only gives an insight into a wide spectrum of natural history, it also houses an aquarium and butterfly house. The philosophy of the museum is to get visitors up close and hands on so there is a great deal of activity; a particularly good attraction for children. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Despite all the recent development work recently carried out entrance to the museum is still free. Please note the butterflies are active between May and September. If you've recently been to Cumberland House, either the museum or butterfly house we'd welcome your feedback, if you'd like more ideas of what to see and do in Hampshire visit the local tourist guide.

New Exhibit

2013 saw the introduction of the Flights of Fancy exhibition. As well as a major refurbishment the displays showcase artwork and stories from local children alongside a range of bird specimens.

Opening Times 2012

  • Please note the Natural History Museum will be closed on Mondays from the 4th July 2011 inclusive.
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.
  • Closed 24 - 26 December.
  • April - October: 10.00am - 5.30pm
    November - March: 10.00am - 5.00pm
  • Last entry to the museum is 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission Charges 2012

  • Free

Contact Details

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