Portsmouth City Museum

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Portsmouth City Museum in March 2012.

Portsmouth Museum (aka Portsmouth City Museum) is a local museum in Museum Road in the city of Portsmouth, southern England.[1]


The building dates from the 1890s and was previously part of the Clarence and Victoria Barracks complex, which apart from the museum block, were demolished in 1967.[2]

The museum includes a display on the author Arthur Conan Doyle and his fictional creation, the detective Sherlock Holmes. Richard Lancelyn Green's Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Collection is one of the most wide-ranging in the world. It includes first editions of books, related letters, film and television memorabilia.

The story of Portsmouth is the name of those galleries which deal with the topic of what it was and is like to live in Portsmouth. These galleries are on the first floor and include 'Living in Portsmouth,' ‘No Place Like Pompey’ and ‘Portsmouth at Play.’ The first section looks back at life in the home, with reconstructions of rooms typical of specific people at different periods in history.

Fine and decorative arts are on display throughout Portsmouth Museum. Displays change but there is always an exciting mixture of works on display drawn from the permanent collections. Visitors can always be sure of seeing a selection of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, glass and textiles.

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  1. ^ "Portsmouth City Museum". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Museum". UK. Retrieved 14 January 2015.

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Coordinates: 50°47′30″N 1°05′52″W / 50.791636°N 1.097743°W / 50.791636; -1.097743