Portsmouth is a very special place for wildlife in Britain. It has many different habitats in a very small area, and at Portsmouth Natural History Museum you can explore them all. Displays introduce the wildlife of the area - past and present.
The Butterfly House: Following extensive redevelopment, The Butterfly House is now open! We have a huge array of neo-tropical butterflies, including swallowtails, morphos and owl butterflies. There is also the puparium where pupae are kept during their metamorphosis. The butterflies aren't the only thing to see, though, as there is a host of plant life within the greenhouse, including orchids, jasmine, banana, lemon trees and lantana. These aren't there to look pretty, however, but provide much-needed shade for the butterflies and food for the caterpillars. They've even become places for the happy butterflies to lay their eggs. Please note: butterfly season is May - September.
The museum has a buggy park for use by visitors, but buggies are not allowed around the museum.
An accessible toilet and baby changing facilities are available.
Induction loops for hearing impaired visitors are installed.
Guide dogs are welcome.
Please contact the Museum for further details.
|Open (1 May 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Tuesday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
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