Develop your artistic skills using butterflies from the Natural History Collections.
Information for Schools
There is plenty to do on your visit to Cumberland House and the museum is a great resource for creative work in Art & Design, Design & Technology and English as well as Science topics such as plants and animals, classification, adaptation, life cycles, earth, sun and moon.
Discover the habitats of Portsmouth. Explore an A - Z of Natural History. Touch some fossils. Get up-close and personal with an operational bee hive. Examine the teeth of predators and prey. Key Stage 1 children especially enjoy seeing Emily the dinosaur!
Wonder Boxes - the new-look loans collection from Portsmouth Museums
The first phase of our review of the Museum Loans Collection is complete and the first batch loan items, rebranded as Wonder Boxes, are available for use.
Our fabulous loans boxes are the perfect stimulus for creative work across the curriculum, including science, art & design, literacy and history. Bring a little awe and wonder into your classroom with bird, mammal, amphibian and reptile specimens or skulls and skeletons. Or bring the past to life with high quality model dinosaurs and original and replica artefacts illustrating life in Ancient Egypt.
The catalogue lists all of the loans boxes currently available and explains how to book a box and the Terms and Conditions under which the loans scheme operates. New boxes will be added to the catalogue as the review process continues.
Booking a Group Visit
For all enquiries and group visits please telephone our admin team on 023 9283 4744 / 4737 (Monday - Friday) or contact us by email stating clearly your name, school contact details, number/age of children, which museum/exhibition you are interested in and your preferred dates/times.