Collections and stories

Do you want to delve into the vast natural history collection or see what’s on display inside Cumberland House? Here you can take a look through some of the many thousands of artefacts we have both on display and in store, to showcase the natural history of Portsmouth and its surrounding area.

Here you can also read some of the stories behind the collection, which are often just as fascinating as the items themselves.

Alternatively, take a look through the recommendations of our staff members and volunteers, to see the favourite items of the people who spend their working lives surrounded by the natural history collection.