We are OPEN for both Online & In Person Visits!
In-person visits in Southsea or London can be arranged by Contacting Us.
Learn more about In Person Visits.
Our Chief Curator is available to host LIVE video chat visits daily from 10am-10pm London time.
We require a minimum of 24 hours notice.
How to Book Your Visit:
Guarantee your time slot – Pay your admission fee at least 24 hours in advance.
(Children 10 years & under FREE)
Booking a Group of 3-5 or more?
Contact Us and we’ll get back to you with pricing & instructions for purchasing your tickets.
How Do Our Online Visits Work?
We use Zoom to meet our Online Visitors – our Chief Curator will meet with you personally and play whatever sounds in our collection you would like to hear! He’s also happy to answer questions and chat about our sounds, or sound in general!
Our Online Visits can also include demonstrations of items in our Physical Objects Collection – our Chief Curator is a great storyteller, too!
Group Visit? No problem!
If you would like to book a visit with a group larger than two people, just let us know and we will help you purchase a group ticket. Booking an Online Group Visit is a great way to reunite with with friends and family around the world while doing a fun activity together!
And don’t forget to wear headphones if you can, as the sounds will be much clearer if you do.
How Long Do Visits Last?
It’s up to you! Our visits are highly interactive and improvisational, so how long you stay depends on how many sounds you listen to. On average, visits tend to last between 1–1.5 hours, but have lasted longer. Our visitors are often shocked at how quickly their time flies…
There’s no ‘standard visit’ – we do offer a number of pre-selected Guided Tours to choose from (which you can learn about in our FREE Online Visitor Guide), but most visitors tend to wander around our Permanent Collection Galleries sampling a little bit bit of everything! Your visit will be entirely unique and catered to your own interests – just like visiting any other museum.
Get Ready For Your Online Visit: Download Our Guide!
We’ve prepared this FREE Online Visitor Guide so you can get acquainted with our museum before you arrive, and then use it as a reference guide while you visit!
Our Online Visitor Guide includes:
• Museum Map
• 11 Guided Tours
• Permanent Collection Object List
Feel free to contact us!
PLEASE NOTE: The recording and redistribution of Museum of Portable Sound online visits is strictly prohibited.
IT’S TOTALLY WORTH IT:
While you’re here…
…we need your help. For four years, we have managed to keep admission to the Museum of Portable Sound free for all. But this model hasn’t proven to be sustainable. If you value what we do, and would like to help us continue to fulfil our mission of bringing the culture of sound to the world one visitor at a time, please consider making a donation or supporting us long-term on Patreon.