Museum Road

Opening hours

Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. Last admission is 4.30pm.

As per the latest government guidelines you must wear a face covering throughout the museum unless medically exempt.

See our Covid-19 FAQs for more information ahead of your visit.

How to get here

By car: Take the M275 into Portsmouth, following signs for City Centre. Then, take the A3, signposted for Seafront. At the Kings Road Roundabout (displaying ‘Southsea’ in wrought iron lettering) turn right onto Museum Road. The museum and car park will be on your left.

By train: Take the train to Portsmouth & Southsea railway station, which is a 1km walk (around 15 minutes) via Guildhall Walk and Hampshire Terrace.

By bus: The closest bus stops to Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery are Cambridge Junction and Kings Road Junction. These are served by First Bus on the 3 and 700 routes, and Stagecoach on its 23 route. Additionally, the 6 and 8 buses stop on nearby St George’s Road.

Please note

Last entry to Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is 30 minutes before closing time. Due to operational reasons, some galleries may be closed – we apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. To find out what will be open ahead of your visit, please call 023 9283 4779.

As our collection is far larger than we have space for in the museum, we keep many items in our off-site store. This is so they can be properly indexed and maintained, to be put on display when needed. We run occasional tours of the museum store between April and September. Check the events page for details on any upcoming store tours.

The Searchroom is now in the Portsmouth History Centre on the second floor of Portsmouth Central Library. Please see the Portsmouth History Centre website for more information.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.