Flora Twort Gallery

Flora Twort Gallery
Church Path Studio
21 The Square
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3HS
England

Website

www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

Education information

education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Exhibitions information

curator@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01730 260756

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Petersfield Museum's Flora Twort Gallery houses artwork by local artist, Flora Twort, and the Bedales Historic Costume Collection.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tues - Sat
10:00 - 16:00

The Gallery is closed December - Start of March

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

The Flora Twort Gallery is situated along the Church Path (to the right of St Peter’s Church from the Market Square).

Additional info

There is no level access to the building so the collections are available through a loans service. Please contact the education and outreach officer.

This gallery houses the collection of Flora Tworts artwork and items from the Bedales Historic Costume Collection.
We also have a community exhibition gallery that is available for hire and showcases local artists.

Collection details

Fine Art, Costume and Textiles

Key artists and exhibits

  • Flora Twort
  • Costume
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Petersfield Heath

Mahmood Roostaei exhibition

  • 15 — 26 April 2014 *on now

Art exhibition by local artist Mahmood Roostaei. Mahmood paints in oil and acrylic with a variety of subjects he loves, he puts his passion and inspiration into his paintings to give you delicate, fine, bright, happy, warm paintings to cheer you up any time you look at them.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/exhibition-gallery/index.php

Brooch

Jewellers on Tour

  • 29 April — 10 May 2014

An exhibition of work by members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/exhibition-gallery/index.php

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
St Lawrence Petersfield

Petersfield Perambulations

  • 20 April 2014 2-3:30pm *on now
  • 18 May 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 15 June 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 27 July 2014 2-3:30pm

This popular walk tells the fascinating history of Petersfield and its people from Norman to modern times, by walking the streets and viewing the buildings. The walk starts by the statue in the Market Square at 2pm. Tickets are available from the Flora Twort Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/news-events-exhibitions.php

St Peter's Chuch

Historic St Peter's

  • 11 May 2014 2-3:30pm

The town of Petersfield was built by the Normans around St Peter’s Church and this 840 year old building is steeped in history. This walk explains in detail how events, both nationally and locally, have created the way you view it today.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/news-events-exhibitions.php

Family history

Stanley Spencer: At War and in Peace

  • 15 May 2014 7-8:30pm

In 1921, Stanley Spencer spent an extended visit with his friend and fellow artist Muirhead Bone in the village of Steep. It was a challenging time in Spencer's life as he continued to come to terms with his place in the artistic and wider world following the upheaval of the First World War. This talk by Chrissy Rosenthal, a gallery custodian from the Stanley Spencer gallery, will discuss the life and work of Stanley Spencer and explain the significance of the artist’s home village of Cookham and his 1921 visit to Hampshire. Tickets can be bought from the Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Tickets are £7.00 (£5.00 to museum members and volunteers)

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Heath Pond

Archeology of The Heath

  • 25 May 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 6 July 2014 2-3:30pm

Petersfield Heath is home to a remarkable prehistoric barrow cemetery. This walk will be led by an archaeologist who will discuss the significance of the Bronze Age Barrows
and scatterings of prehistoric flints that indicate that human activity on the Heath probably dated from much earlier. The walk starts from the cafe by the lake at 14:00. Tickets are available from the Flora Twort Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/news-events-exhibitions.php

illustration showing first world war fashion

Fashion in Wartime

  • 19 June 2014 6:30-8pm

Costume designer, Lindsey Holmes, will lead this talk about the huge changes that happened to fashion between 1900 and the 1950s. Discover how two wars changed the way we dress forever. Exploring changes in both men’s and women’s dress, this talk will pay special attention to the First World War, as this year marks 100 years since the start of the Great War. There will be a chance to see and handle original and replica garments from across this period. Refreshments will be provided.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Where

Physic Garden Petersfield
16 High Street
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3JJ
England

Admission

Tickets are £7 (£5 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

The Good Intent, Petersfield

Pubs, Inns and Breweries

  • 24 June 2014 2-3:30pm
  • 2 July 2014 2-3:30pm

Over the centuries there have been more than 40 pubs and inns in the town as well as malthouses and breweries to support them. During this walk you will learn why there were so many, where they were located and what happened to them. The walk starts from The Good Intent in College Street at 18:30. Tickets are available from the Flora Twort Gallery.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/news-events-exhibitions.php

Soldiers in Petersfiled

Hampshire and D-Day

  • 17 July 2014 From 7pm

In the first half of 1944 the whole of the south coast witnessed the preparations to launch D-Day, the Allied landings in Normandy that would play a decisive role in ending the Second World War. This talk, led by Barbara Glancefield, will examine different aspects of how Hampshire played a vital part in this.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £7 (£5 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Talks will be held at the Physic Garden on Petersfield High Street, starting at 7pm

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

photograph of poppy field

First World War in Petersfield

  • 20 July 2014 11am-12:30pm

The start of the First World War in August 1914, set in motion a process which changed towns and villages throughout Britain and Petersfield was no exception. This
walk explains the significant part that Petersfield played in the War effort and where these events took place. The walk starts from the Square at 11:00 and forms part of the First World War commemoration activities

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5.00 per person.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/news-events-exhibitions.php

Red Lion pub, early 20th century

Pubs, Inns and Breweries

  • 21 August 2014 7-8:30pm

Over the centuries, there have been more than 40 pubs and inns in Petersfield as well as malthouses and breweries to support them. This talk, led by Petersfield museum trustee Bill Gosney, will explain why there were so many, where they were located and what happened to them.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Talks will be held at the Physic Garden on Petersfield High Street.

Tickets are £7 (£5 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

http://www.surreycc.gov.uk/recreation-heritage-and-culture/archives-and-history/surrey-history-centre

Showpeople of Hampshire.

  • 18 September 2014 7-8:30pm

This talk, led by Dr Jo Ivey, will trace the history of fairs in Hampshire, Southern England, from medieval times to the present day. It focuses on the origin of fairs, their development into the Victorian fairground, to the travelling fairs of the present day. It also looks at the community that has operated the fairs and how their way of life has been affected by changes in the economy and culture: their living wagons, modes of transport and the skills needed to run fairs.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £7 (£5 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Talks will be held at the Physic Garden on Petersfield High Street, starting at 7pm

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Photograph of a Gurkha

Gurkhas on the Western Front

  • 16 October 2014 7-8:30pm

This talk by Gavin Edgerley-Harris, Curator at the Gurkha Museum in Winchester, will examine the role played by Gurkhas in fighting on the Western Front during the First World War. It will detail the battles in which Gurkha regiments were involved, the bravery of the first Victoria Cross Winner, the stories of the wounded in hospitals in the UK and examine First World War memorials to Gurkhas in this country.
Talks will be held at the Physic Garden on Petersfield High Street.Tickets are £7.00 (£5.00 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • Not suitable for children

Admission

£7.00 (£5.00 for members)

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Into the dawn, Royal Marines, Helmand’  by Gordon Rushmer

At the Frontline: Gordon Rushmer in conversation with Dr Kathrin Pieren

  • 27 November 2014 7-8:30pm

Museum curator, Dr Kathrin Pieren will talk to war artist Gordon Rushmer about his work and experiences. This is an opportunity to view some of his original paintings and learn about the practicalities of working alongside our elite forces in Bosnia, Eritrea, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. The audience will be encouraged to take part in this fascinating discussion.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets are £7 (£5 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Talks will be held at the Physic Garden on Petersfield High Street, starting at 7pm

Website

http://www.petersfiledmuseum.co.uk

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
A group of students studying a map.

Education

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/education/index.php

Workshops and guided visits are available for schools and community groups who would like to visit the gallery.
We also have an outreach service and loans boxes relatd to the collection.
We have an active events programme of family workshops and adult education talks.

How to obtain

Call our education and outreach officer on 01730260756 or e-mail education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more information and prices.

Getting there

The Flora Twort Gallery is situated along the Church Path (to the right of St Peter’s Church from the Market Square).

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