Portsmouth museum to close for work

Portsmouth Natural History Musem at Cumberland House, Eastern Parade, Southsea
Portsmouth Natural History Musem at Cumberland House, Eastern Parade, Southsea
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THE DOORS will close on a seafront natural history museum next month for refurbishment work.

Cumberland House in Eastern Parade, Southsea, will be shut from May 9 to May 13 for work including improving disabled access.

Work will make the entrance and butterfly house accessible to wheelchairs and buggies and provide an accessible toilet and a buggy park area.

The museum, which is free to visit, will reopen on Saturday May 14 and will be open as normal from 10am-5.30pm.

Dr Jane Mee, Portsmouth’s museum and records service manager, said: ‘The temporary closure will allow this essential work to be carried out quickly to improve access so Cumberland House can be enjoyed by even more visitors.’