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Cumberland House Natural History Museum

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Cumberland House Natural History Museum
Eastern Parade
Southsea
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO4 9RF

Tel: +44 023 9281 5276

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Cumberland House Natural History Museum

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.

Use the weblink above to access the Museum's website for full information.

The Butterfly House
Following extensive redevelopment, The Butterfly House is now open! We have a huge array of neo-tropical butterflies, including swallowtails, morphos and owl butterflies. There is also the puparium where pupae are kept during their metamorphosis. The butterflies aren't the only thing to see, though, as there is a host of plant life within the greenhouse, including orchids, jasmine, banana, lemon trees and lantana. These aren't there to look pretty, however, but provide much-needed shade for the butterflies and food for the caterpillars. They've even become places for the happy butterflies to lay their eggs.

The museum has a buggy park for use by visitors, we do not allow buggies into the museum.

An accessible toilet and baby changing facilities are available.

Induction loops for hearing impaired visitors are installed.

Guide dogs are welcome.

Please contact the Museum for further details.

For further information please call 023 9281 5276

Opening Times

Winter Opening Hours (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
DayTimes
Monday
Tuesday10:0017:00*
Wednesday10:0017:00*
Thursday10:0017:00*
Friday10:0017:00*
Saturday10:0017:00*
Sunday10:0017:00*
Summer Opening Hours (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018)
DayTimes
Monday
Tuesday10:0017:30*
Wednesday10:0017:30*
Thursday10:0017:30*
Friday10:0017:30*
Saturday10:0017:30*
Sunday10:0017:30*

* PLEASE NOTE - Due to the next phase of work to remove a section of wall to create the entrance to the exciting new butterfly house, the museum will unfortunately be closed from Thursday 13th July to Sunday 16th July inclusive.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Last entry - 30 minutes before closing time.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Prices

Free entry for all visitors. Donations to Cumberland House Natural History Museum are welcome.

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