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Petersfield Museum is open following our multi-million-pound National Lottery Heritage Fund project, entitled ‘Pathways into the Past’. Located in a Victorian police station and a magistrates’ courthouse, our transformed museum now boasts multiple outstanding galleries and an exciting new outdoor space which hosts our Courtyard Café. // Petersfield Museum tells a cohesive story of the history of Petersfield and its neighbouring villages over the last 10,000 years. This story is told through our stunning collections, including the Bedales Collection of Historic Dress, Flora Twort’s artwork, an extensive collection of social history objects, photographs taken by local press photographer Don Eades and archaeology stretching back over 4,000 years. We are also home to the Edward Thomas Study Centre, an exciting new research site that contains an extensive range of books, including rare early editions, collected by the late Tim Wilton-Steer by and about Edward Thomas. // Whilst our story is unique to the people, geography and history of Petersfield, we also represent a microcosm of the nation with many relatable stories for visitors from across the country. We are also available as a dynamic new events space, where we will have plenty to offer our visitors as we fulfil our vast and diverse potential. Representing the perfect blend of the past and the modern-day in a renovated Victorian justice site, there is something for everyone at Petersfield Museum. // Check out our website for up-to-date information regarding our opening times, temporary exhibitions and events.

Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum, housed in a Victorian police station and magistrates' courthouse, holds a wonderful collection of social history, archaeology, art and historic dress that tells the story of Petersfield and its neighbouring villages over the last 10,000 years.

Petersfield Museum, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield, GU32 3HX

+44 (0) 1730 262601

visitorexperience@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

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Set in a glorious 700-acre deer park with a large lake, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Escape into the countryside

Petersfield is a great place to stay and from which to enjoy the wider South Downs National Park.

Visit Petersfield Museum

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Petersfield boasts a fantastic range of shops, from boutique and independent shops through to well known brands.

National Trust around Petersfield

The National Trust preside over many assets close to Petersfield, from big stately homes to the romantic Lupin field at Terwick Church.

Discover Petersfield Open Air Pool

Petersfield Open Air Pool is the only open air pool in Hampshire and attracts visitors from across the region.

Petworth House and Park

Set in a glorious 700-acre deer park with a large lake, Petworth House displays one of the finest art collections in the care of the National Trust.

Escape into the countryside

Petersfield is a great place to stay and from which to enjoy the wider South Downs National Park.

Visit Petersfield Museum

Following a multi-million pound re-design project Petersfield's museum is a jewel in the centre of town and well worth a visit.

Explore Petersfield's Shops

Petersfield boasts a fantastic range of shops, from boutique and independent shops through to well known brands.​

National Trust around Petersfield

The National Trust preside over many assets close to Petersfield, from big stately homes to the romantic Lupin field at Terwick Church.

Discover Petersfield Open Air Pool

Petersfield Open Air Pool is the only open air pool in Hampshire and attracts visitors from across the region.