Museums open through Easter holiday period

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PORTSMOUTH’S museums have laid on an Easter extravaganza with activities for all ages.

Portsmouth City Museum in Museum Road, the D-Day Museum in Southsea’s Clarence Esplanade and Cumberland House Natural History Museum in Eastern Parade are all running Easter egg trails.

Visitors will be able to follow clues to find eggs every day between now and Easter Sunday.

The trails will be open from 10am to 5pm every day.

Broadcaster and historian Charles Haskell will deliver a lecture about the First World War battle of Ypres on Thursday, at the D-Day Museum.

Admission is £1 for members, £2 for non-members.

And Eastney’s Beam Engine House will hold open days on Saturday and Sunday.

From 1pm to 5pm, the Henderson Road Museum’s Boulton and Watt Beam Engine will be in steam.

Admission is free.

For more information contact (023) 9282 7261 or go online at