Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is an open and welcoming environment for all families. Our friendly staff members and volunteers are on hand to answer any queries, and to ensure all our visitors have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable visit.

Family-friendly facilities at the museum include:

  • Free entry
  • Parking on site
  • Baby change facilities
  • A breast feeding-friendly environment
  • Garden, play equipment and benches
  • Cafe (£) or bring a picnic (benches subject to availability, no indoor alternative available)
  • Garden games to hire
  • Trails available for a small fee
  • Range of souvenirs

If you have any queries ahead of your visit, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

History Riot

Portsmouth Museum and Art gallery has joined forces with HistoryRiot to create an exciting museum-based interactive experience and we need your help! We are looking for families to act as Museum Ambassadors and be central to the development and evaluation of the project. So, if you are culture vultures or just love to share your opinion and make an impact then please read on!

What would we need from you?

We are looking for 10-15 families to become our core group of Ambassadors. The commitment would involve three trips to the museum to partake in the development of the project:

  • During – Families will be required to make two museum visits between the 21 June and 5 July to experience the draft version of the experience.
  • After/The launch – You would be invited to the launch event of our finished project to coincide with the beginning of the school holidays. There will be prizes on offer for the best feedback and a chance for your work to be part of the museum exhibition itself.
How do I get in touch?

Please email Vicky Maitland at vicky@historyriot.co.uk to express your interest and be considered for this exciting opportunity. Please tell us a little about yourself and your family in your email.

What if I can’t get to the museum in these times?

Well, we still love to hear your point of view on what you are looking for in a day out at a museum. If you could spare a moment to fill in our short survey then you could also win an £25 voucher of your choice. https://forms.office.com/r/Q7iAauwvVS.