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Exhibitions at our museums
More information about the latest exhibitions at our museums.
Edward King: a life in art
At Portsmouth Museum
Artist Edward King was a patient at St James' Hospital in Portsmouth from 1926 until his death in 1951 aged 89. He continued to paint and documented the hospital grounds, the houseboats at nearby Milton Locks and the aftermath of the bomb damage from the Blitz in the city. This new display includes around 70 paintings plus photographs, archival material and objects from Portsmouth's museum collections.
An A to Z of Natural History
At Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Cumberland House
The natural world is incredible! Portsmouth Museums has over 114,000 natural science specimens collected both in the south east of England and further afield.
The A to Z of Natural History display features a selection of them. From tiny insects, to fossils which are millions of years old, you will be amazed at the variety in the city's collections!
There are several reasons for keeping and caring for natural science specimens. They can be a valuable resource for helping us to understand the world around us, providing useful information about the flora and fauna in an area at a particular time. Scientists can identify and analyse changes and predict trends for the future by comparing specimens from the same place collected at different times. We hope that you enjoy this new display and that it inspires you to take a closer look at the natural world where you live.
Where are you going? Journeys in pictures from the collections of Portsmouth Museums
At Portsmouth Museum
Portsmouth's collections include many works of art that show people on the move. In this selection of paintings, photographs and prints people use different types of transport to travel on land, by water and in the air. Some pictures show recognisable places and familiar journeys - ferry trips on the Solent and people travelling around the city by bicycle or on foot. Others depict less obvious journeys and are more open to interpretation. So come on down to Portsmouth Museum and see where we can take you.