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, 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