HISTORY. CULTURE. FUN.
From the arts, history and culture to a museum just for kids, Portsmouth’s collection of museums offers something for everyone to discover. Plan your visit today!
Children's Museum of Virginia
221 High Street | 757-393-5258
Two floors of exciting, interactive exhibits invite kids to discover, explore and let their imaginations run wild!
Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center
400 High Street | 757-393-8543
Experience the contemporary visual, cultural and performing arts inside a beautifully restored historic courthouse.
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
2 High Street | 757-393-8591
Discover the powerful role America’s oldest and largest shipyard played in building the U.S. Navy.
Lightship Portsmouth Museum
London & Water Street | 757-393-8591
Climb aboard a century-old lightship that served for nearly 50 years off the coast of Virginia and beyond.
Portsmouth Colored Community Library Museum
904 Elm Avenue | 757-393-8591
Explore this tiny building’s big impact serving as the segregated African American community’s only library from 1945 until 1963.
Explore engaging family friendly, educational, and arts-focused museum events. There's always something fun happening!
Become a Museum Member
Enjoy money saving perks and unlimited admission to all five Portsmouth Museums!
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