Free entry for all visitors. Donations to Cumberland House Natural History Museum are welcome.
Phase one of the new Butterfly House project at Cumberland House Natural History Museum will be underway from mid-December. This will see the current butterfly house removed and the terrace behind the house brought back to its former glory.
A new ramp will be installed at the same time improving access for everyone to the building.
As the museum cannot be open for these works we are taking this opportunity to carry out essential work to the historic interior.
The last day of opening will be Sunday 11 December. The museum will re-open April 2017.
Over the Christmas holiday period when the museum is closed we do have other free sites available to visit:
Southsea Castle open: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31 December, 10am to 4pm - and New Year's Day 11am - 3pm
Portsmouth Museum open: 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 December, 10am to 5pm.
Portsmouth is a very special place for wildlife in Britain. It has many different habitats in a very small area, and at Portsmouth Natural History Museum you can explore them all.
Displays introduce the wildlife of the area - past and present.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Use the weblink above to access the Museum's website for full information.
Please note: Due to a mechanical failure the wheelchair lift at the entrance to the museum is out of order for the foreseeable future. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and will post an update online as soon as we can.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 1 hour
- Groups Accepted
- Maestro Accepted
- Visa accepted
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
Map & Directions
From the M27 / A27 take the A2030 (Eastern Road) following signposts to Southsea seafront. Eastern Parade runs parallel with the seafront and the museum can be found at the junction with Festing Road.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Portsmouth & Southsea.
|Winter Opening Hours (1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017)|
|Summer Opening Hours (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
* Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Last entry - 30 minutes before closing time.