Cumberland House Natural History Museum
Cumberland House is focused on the natural history of the area. It is particularly suitable for families with young children. A new feature is the butterfly house and puparium containing butterfly's from South American and the observational beehive; 9,000 European honey bees in a colony inside a wood and glass case, producing honey and raising their young.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Butterfly House and other areas on ground floor accessible
- Facilities: Ramp
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sun and BH Mon 10-5.30 (Oct-Mar 10-5). Last entry 30mins before closing
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About The area
Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.
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