Portsmouth Museum

Portsmouth Museum explores different facets of Portsmouth’s rich and varied history; from the everyday to moments when the city has played its role in national and international events.  A selection of some of the city’s art and design collections are also showcased. 

The museum provides an excellent introduction to the city for visitors and highlights some of the historical spaces and world class events the city has to offer.

The museum with its turrets and pointed roofs, reminiscent of a fairy-tale castle, is in fact a former barracks. It's formally laid out, south-facing garden is used in the summer for events. The museum is home to a new Visitor Information point which means visitors can find out about the city’s wider cultural offer as well as booking accommodation and tickets to the city’s other cultural venues and attractions.

Find out more about the Museum's latest events and exhibitions here »

Opening Times

Mondays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Tuesdays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Thursdays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Fridays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Saturdays: 10.00am — 5:30pm
Sunday: 10.00am — 5:30pm


Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LJ



Phone: 023 9282 7261