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Museums & Art Galleries in or near Portsmouth

The historic city of Portsmouth is home to three important historic ships, HMS Victory, Warrior and Mary Rose. The Historic Dockyard is one of the top ten visitor attractions in the UK and is also home to the worlds first dry dock. A visit to the Charles Dickens birthplace Museum is a must along with the Hall of Fame. Museums and Art Galleries in or near Portsmouth Portsmouth City Museum and The D-Day Story are listed below.
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1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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City Museum & Records Office is dedicated to local history, `The Story of Portsmouth´ display room settings showing life in Portsmouth from the 17th century to the 1950s. Experience the different life-styles from the working poor to the affluent `Victorian Parlour´ along with a 1930s `Art Deco´ dining room and a 1950s front-room complete with flying ducks on the wall. The Museum has a fine and decorative art gallery with a temporary exhibition gallery and regular changing exhibitions. The Rec...
1.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The D-Day Story gives a fascinating insight into the events of the Normandy Landings, and what those taking part had to face. Through artefacts, personal testimonies and audio-visuals, the museum tells the story of the historic day - showcasing the epic made personal, and the personal made epic.
1.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Southsea Castle, built by Henry VIII in 1544 to protect Portsmouth Harbour. Over the centuries it´s defences were strengthened and in the 19th century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat.
13.2 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Bordering the Beaulieu River in the picturesque New Forest, the 18th Century shipbuilding village of Buckler's Hard offers a fascinating maritime museum, period cottage reconstructions and more.
13.9 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Step Back in time at Fishbourne Roman Palace Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens in West Sussex is the largest Roman home in Britain, a lavish residence fit for royalty. Sign up for a guided tour and let the experts talk you through this fascinating historic site, unearthed as recently as 1960. You can still see evidence of the timber buildings that the Romans built when they first arrived here and the subsequent bathhouse which they created, which was a focal point for Roman society...
14.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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Home to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear and Palace House, the award-winning Beaulieu makes for a superb day out.
18.1 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum is situated on the old RAF Tangmere airfield. During WW2 it served as one of Britain´s front line fighter bases and after the war was home to the World Speed Record breaking aircraft of the High Speed Flight. The museum now contains many fascinating exhibits including priceless historic aircraft, equipment used by SOE agents and flight simulators where you can try your hand at flying. There is something for all the family to see and do, with ample free pa...
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25.3 miles from centre of Portsmouth
Visit Arundel Museum to find out more about the fascinating story of the town, the river, the countryside and its people. In this family-friendly museum, there are children's activities and trails to enjoy.
31.6 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Army Flying Museum tells the fascinating story of British Army flying. Featuring over 35 aircraft, from the first world war era to the current day, as well as interactive displays, artifacts, audio-visual presentations and models, the museum is a great day out for all ages. The Apache Café has super views across an active army airfield.
39.7 miles from centre of Portsmouth
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The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden has been exhibiting contemporary sculpture for over 35 years within a stunning and unique environment. Art and nature work in harmony - neither one outshining the other through the annual exhibition. Follow the trail through 10 acres of woodland, lawn and lush planting to discover the ever changing collection on display.
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