Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery

Verified Museum Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ Location

Located on Museum Rd in Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is an art gallery and museum that offers a wealth of information and a diverse range of exhibits. Visitors can explore the history and culture of Portsmouth through interactive displays, fascinating artifacts, and beautiful paintings. The museum also features sections dedicated to Sherlock Holmes and the local area through the ages, providing visitors with a comprehensive overview of the city's heritage. With friendly staff and a charming cafe offering delicious food and drink, a visit to this museum is truly worth it. Admission is free, making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve into Portsmouth's rich history and immerse yourself in its vibrant art scene. Opinions from visitors: - Wonderful inciting and truly well worth a visit. Felt taken back in time with so many personal items from the cook or captain of the ship. - Fantastic day out. No wait. - Really good, lots to see and do. Friendly staff. - Great effort on Halloween also a step back in time is a great experience.

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery
City Portsmouth
Website https://portsmouthmuseum.co.uk/
Phone +44 23 9283 4779

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is +44 23 9283 4779

What are today's opening hours?

Today Monday, the opening hours for Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery are Closed and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is located?

This Art gallery is located at Museum Rd, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Museum, Art museum, Children's museum, History museum, Tourist attraction, Visitor centre

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5:30 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 10 am–5:30 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Monday, May 20, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are Closed

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–5:30 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5:30 pm
Thursday 10 am–5:30 pm
Friday 10 am–5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am–5:30 pm
Sunday 10 am–5:30 pm

👍👎 Reviews

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Nous n'avons malheureusement pu passer qu'1h dans ce musée. Cela commence par une grande expo sur Conan Doyle, pas seulement Sherlock Holmes, mais aussi des détails sur le reste de son oeuvre. Très bien fait pour les collégiens et lycéens (et les touristes). Déco spéciale pour Halloween (bravo au personnel pour cela, cela rajeunit un peu le musée). Puis un peu d'industrie locale et des scènes d'intérieur à différentes époques. Prévoir 1h30 ou 2h pour bien en profiter.

Xavier Lachazette

6 months ago


Wonderful inciting and truly well worth a visit Felt taken back in time with so many personal items from the cook or captain of the ship Fantastic day out Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Yvonne Andersonboyd

6 months ago


Really good, lots to see and do. Friendly staff.

Leon Grose

6 months ago


Love this place Visited on Weekday … More

Andy Miles

6 months ago


Great effort on Halloween also a step back in time is a great experience.

Captain B

6 months ago


Fantastic Halloween display and children's crafts. Will definitely go back to look at our local history very soon. Helpful and pleasant staff and reception and the cafe, well worth a visit and it's free. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Jane Anderson

6 months ago


Loved it Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

fresh imbir

6 months ago


Extremely interesting and informative, need to go back again sometime Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Stephen Richards

7 months ago


There were some interesting displays on Sherlock Holmes if you're into that and also so regular history about Portsmouth. Enjoyable. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Bruce Gibbons

7 months ago


Very enjoyable visit. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Peter Callis

7 months ago


I really enjoyed the whole experience in Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery. Interesting showpieces of history and culture of Portsmouth. To be honest i expected to see many more things of this museum than 2 floors only. The staff was very kind and helpful. I highly recommend this museum and i will visit it again in the future!

Aggelos Agkas

7 months ago


I went to the Museum and Art Gallery today as a group of 3 people. I really loved it. I never even knew about this building before.It was not that busy at all and there was lots of art, models, interactive elements and more to see! The designs are set up really well with all of the information at the side of the displays.Each room seemed to have different genres or themes to explore. The Paintings they have there of the local area are fantastic pieces. I was also very interested in the Sherlock Holmes section and I did not think I would be! I've never read or watched anything Sherlock before but I really enjoyed learning about him.There is also a big section devoted to the local area through the ages which is great. You get to see different displays with models showing what each age was like. There is even sound effects from that age playing too.The section about the seafront through the ages was also interesting since I did not know about the local history of Portsmouth. I had a go on Laughing Jack, a Puppet in a box who laughed with glee. There was also a mini ball game that I put 5p inside and had a go on. I lost though but oh well. Was fun.One section near the exit shows sealife and birds from the local area with models and sound effect buttons you can press. Very cool. I got some nice pictures here.There is also a gift shop with lots of different items. From old fashioned kids toys, snacks/sweets, gifts showing off the local area, Books from the author of Sherlock Holmes, soft teddies and more!Near the Gift Shop is also a small cafe with a nice selection of food and drink on offer. I had a cup of tea with a sandwich. Very nice staff members served us at the cafe and gift shop.Finally there is also a leaflet collection board where you can find out about all of the different events that are happening in the local area.Basically I saw this building and its attractions as being like how a Tourist destination used to be like. Where it gives you the feeling of the local area. It introduces you to the history and provides a kind of rest stop too where you can get information before you go onto the next adventure.You know you want to visit the building and check it out, right ;)Free entry too! Visit and see what you think.

Alistair Winter

7 months ago


Very nice museum with a lot of fascinating things including Sherlock holmes Beautiful painting ???? And other equally interesting exibits

simon biggs

7 months ago


Very good history displays through the ages. Nice cafe and garden. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Barry Smart

8 months ago


Museum retracing the history of Portsmouth and hosting temporary exhibitions (Conan Doyle, the Solent, etc.)Free admission !

Bru Gab

8 months ago


As a Sherlock fan the Conan Doyle exhibition was appreciated and also a good history of Portsmouth over the years. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Simon Brown

8 months ago


Such a nice Museum. It is like a time machine as it takes one back to the olden days almost literally. My Wife and I went there and thoroughly enjoyed everything inside. There is a section dedicated to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle/Sherlock Holmes and it was fun.Best of all, it is free.The staff is very friendly and kind.

Ash Purushotham

5 months ago


Nice little museum, free of charge to enter. Currently has a good exhibition relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and his Sherlock Holmes creation. Well worth popping into if you’re passing. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Allan

5 months ago


Had a lovely visit on a rainy day in half term. Thank you to all the staff for all they do to provide somewhere for the community to come and learn about the area. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Maria Mcgannan

5 months ago


Six of us. Four kids two adults. Over three floors. Nice rear outdoor space. Small cafe didn't use.A good display of Portsmouth history and social change. Some. Great Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brilliant. Plus it's free. Parking possible but maybe expect to use off Street so have change ready. Good gift shop too. A new visit for this year and it was great. Free to get in. The age was great and lots for the kids to touch and play with.Easter new visit. Great value.

Nicholas Sharratt

1 months ago


We went there during half term break, they had special events for kids. Its is known for its diverse collection of art, historical artifacts, and exhibitions. It often showcases works by local and international artists, as well as exhibits highlighting the city's history and culture. It's worth checking their website or contacting them directly for current exhibitions and events. When we were there they had a craft sessions for kids. I found the rope making exhibit quite interesting and we had a chance to make our own rope and we took it home.

Kiron Jacob

2 months ago


Small but very pleasant museum. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

David & Linda

2 months ago


A great experience for the family, even if a couple of the exhibitions are currently closed. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Nick Howes

2 months ago


A great source of information on the history of Portsmouth and it's free entry ???? Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Neil Smith

2 months ago


Very friendly staff, was able to assist me with all my questions and all of the displays were not only informative but easy to navigate. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Konner Dale

3 months ago


Very good museum, last time I didn’t managed to walk through, it was a fire alarm and we are asked to leave. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Zoltán Németh

3 months ago


Whole experience from reception and xmas trail through the museum was very enjoyable grandchildren loved it. Brought back lots of memories for Adults to. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Rosalie Waite

3 months ago


A small free car park is a great treat .Free entry friendly staff. Lots to see from an eclectic selection.nice small cafe with a good selection of drinks and cakes as well as light snacks Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Joanna Westmore

3 months ago


Wonderful museum.

Larry Durkin

3 months ago


Great museum, my kids loved it and so did I, which is surprising . Thanks for a great day!! ????

Sophie Bateman

3 months ago


Beautiful place to visit Visited on Public holiday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Rubina K

4 months ago


Super, moderately sized free museum. Local history and explanation of context of Portsmouth as a naval city and holiday resort was really interesting. The ground floor A.C. Doyle exhibition was engaging. Worth a visit. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Lisa Diment

4 months ago

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