Find out what makes Portsmouth different in 'No place like Pompey', a stroll through a 19th century dockworker's kitchen, an art deco dining room and a 1950s living room. Enjoy seaside amusements and explore the extraordinary life and world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who lived for a while in Portsmouth as a doctor. During his time there he created the world-famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
Suitable for all child ages
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lift, wheelchair loan, induction loops, parking
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Tue-Sun and BH Mon, 10-5.30 (Oct-Mar 10-5). Closed 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan
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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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