Eastleigh Museum

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Take a tour through Eastleigh’s past and discover what town life was like in the 1930s. Housed in the old Salvation Army Citadel, explore Eastleigh’s history as an epicentre of railway development.

In 1884, the London and South Western Railway company decided to build a wagon and carriage works at Eastleigh, leading to a huge boom in the town’s industry. Through the museum exhibits, explore how the railway led to massive growth in the area.

There is always something new to see at the museum, with a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and fun, family-friendly activities.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Free entry

Getting there

By car: take J13 of the M3 or J5 of the M27 and follow signs for the town centre. Parking is available in several surface car parks or in the Swan Shopping Centre. For satnavs or route planning, the postcode is SO50 5LF.

By train: the museum is within walking distance of Eastleigh train station. Follow signs for the shopping centre and the bus station; at the bus station, follow signs for the Point. At the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street.

By bus: Eastleigh bus station is a five minute walk from the museum. Follow signs for the Point and at the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street. The museum is half way down the high street on the right hand side.

Additional info

All areas of the museum are accessible to disabled visitors. Guide dogs are permitted inside the museum and there are facilities for hearing impaired visitors. An accessible toilet is available.

Collection details

Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Getting there

By car: take J13 of the M3 or J5 of the M27 and follow signs for the town centre. Parking is available in several surface car parks or in the Swan Shopping Centre. For satnavs or route planning, the postcode is SO50 5LF.

By train: the museum is within walking distance of Eastleigh train station. Follow signs for the shopping centre and the bus station; at the bus station, follow signs for the Point. At the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street.

By bus: Eastleigh bus station is a five minute walk from the museum. Follow signs for the Point and at the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street. The museum is half way down the high street on the right hand side.

Eastleigh Museum
High Street
Eastleigh
Hampshire
SO50 5LF
England

Website

https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/eastleigh-museum

E-mail

General Enquiries

enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

Visitor Services Manager

gill.budden@hants.gov.uk

Telephone

Eastleigh Museum

023 8064 3026

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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