Dive-in to Portsmouth Museum’s latest exhibition

20.07.23
Explore the coastal environment of Portsea Island by visiting the new, free, exhibition 'Ocean at the end of the lane: Discovering Portsmouth's coastline' at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, now open to the public. The interactive exhibition allows you to discover the underwater world around Portsmouth’s coastline and includes natural and local history collections to tell the story of our coast. It will shed light on the plants and animals that live there and look at the human impact on the coast and sea. Visitors can learn more about the environmental challenges we face as an island city, and what is being done to address them. The museum collaborated with the Southsea Coastal Scheme to look at how our coastline is evolving and being defended against rising sea levels. Southsea Coastal Scheme project director Guy Mason said: “We’re building sea defences to protect Portsmouth for the next 100 years so it’s fitting for us to showcase our project at the museum and to be part of the history of the city. In years to come, I hope people will look back and see the very real difference we have made to Portsmouth in the face of rising ocean levels and climate change.” The exhibition boasts an array of interesting crustaceans, beautiful sea birds and fabulous fish as well as a fairground atmosphere with a roller coaster car from the fairground. Portsmouth International Port has also contributed to the exhibition to highlight the importance of maritime industry in the city and its ambitions to reach net zero. For more information please visit https://portsmouthmuseum.co.uk/what-to-see-do/special-displays/ocean-at-the-end-of-the-lane/