Become a butterfly expert at Cumberland House

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Step into a tropical paradise and watch exotic butterflies flutter by at Cumberland House Natural History Museum.

Located just a few minutes' walk from Southsea seafront, Portsmouth Natural History Museum uncovers the stories of the city's fascinating wildlife and geology.

The free museum is perfect for children, who will meet 'Emily', the 15 foot Iguanodon, before discovering the various habitats that you'll find in Portsmouth - foxes in the city, a heron stalking its prey and geese coming into land after a 3000km flight from the arctic.

Once you've got all the facts, head outside and explore the seawater Canoe Lake. Bring a bucket and a fishing rod and try to find the local crabs that live in the lake.

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