This is a large tooth from a Mastodon, a relative of the mammoth. Mastodons were slightly shorter than mammoths and...
Fossil Sea Urchins
These egg-like fossils are sea urchins called Echinocorys scutata and belong to the same family as starfish. They were found...
Hooded Crow from Hayling Island
This Hooded Crow, a male, was shot by Mr Kennett on Hayling Island, and is part of the Knight...
A ‘Christmas Card’ from 1957
Three members of the grass family found growing together at Farlington Marshes, near Portsmouth, Hampshire, 4.6.1957 by A W Westrup. Alick...
The Art of Butterfly Collecting
Butterfly collecting used to be a popular hobby until the mid / late 20th century. Fortunately, the use of modern cameras...
A core sample from the geology collections
An intriguing find from the geology collections held at Cumberland House. This section of a core sample from the Oil...
The Plant Collection - Guermonprez Herbarium
My first view of the collections was the herbarium (plant collection), which is housed at Portsmouth Museum. Plant collections hold...
Wild About Portsmouth
Hi, I'm Christine, the Curator of Natural History at Portsmouth Museum. My first project is to deliver a two-year...
Portsmouth Museums granted Investing in Volunteers status
Portsmouth's Museum Service is pleased to announce it has been awarded prestigious Investing in Volunteers status. The accreditation comes...