Flora Twort Gallery

Flora Twort Gallery
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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

Adults - £2 for Museum OR Gallery
- £3 for Museum AND Gallery
- £5 for a yearly pass (for both venues)

Children are FREE

Discounts

  • International Council of Museums
  • Museums Association
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
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.
Red Lion pub, early 20th century

Pubs, Inns and Breweries

  • 1 July 2015 6:30-8pm
  • 9 September 2015 6:30-8pm

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are £5 (£4 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

St Lawrence Petersfield

Historic Town Walk

  • 21 June 2015 2:30-4pm
  • 19 July 2015 2:30-4pm
  • 16 August 2015 2:30-4pm
  • 27 September 2015 2:30-4pm

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
  • Family friendly

Admission

£5.00 per person. Tickets should be bought in advance from the Flora Twort Gallery.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/documents/MuseumBrochure2015.pdf

illustration showing first world war fashion

Fashion in Wartime

  • 18 June 2015 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 £5 (£4 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

A tour group

Murders and Menageries

  • 5 July 2015 2:30-4pm

A twelve-stop tour of the town for parents and children. The history of Petersfield through its association with animals (and a couple of Edwardian murders), plus a pictorial quiz for children of all ages. With prizes!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are £5 (£3 for children) and should be purchased in advance from the Flora Twort Gallery.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/documents/MuseumBrochure2015.pdf

Victorian Mourning dress

Waistcoats, corsets and crinolines: 19th century fashion

  • 16 July 2015 7-8pm

As part of this year's display at the Flora Twort Gallery will show dresses and accessories from the 19th century, Curator Dr Kathrin Pieren takes you on a journey through fashion history using examples from Petersfield Museum's own and other museum collections. The focus of her talk will be on the principle changes in style and on how the body was shaped with garments.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Petersfield Physic Garden
High Street
Petersfield
Hants
GU32 3JJ
England

Admission

Tickets are £5 (£4 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Nevil Shute Norway by Flora Twort

Nevil Shute Norway

  • 15 October 2015 7-8pm

David Dawson-Taylor, the UK Librarian for the Nevil Shute Norway Foundation will examine Norway’s career as an engineer and author, as well as his time in Petersfield, his marriage proposal to and subsequent lifelong friendship with Flora Twort.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Petersfield Physic Garden
High Street
Petersfield
Hants
HU32 3JJ
England

Admission

Tickets are £5 (£4 to Museum members) and are available for purchase at the Flora Twort Gallery. Refreshments will be provided.

Website

http://www.petersfieldmuseum.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.

Hants Regiment postcard from soldier from Liss

When the War' s Over

http://whenthewarsover.tumblr.com/

A fantastic new learning resource on the social media site tumblr for anybody interested in the study of Petersfield during the First World War. It contains images of local people, places and events, extracts from memoirs, and oral history recordings.

Creator

  • Petersfield Museum

Getting there

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

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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