Petersfield Museum

Petersfield Museum
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The Museum was set up in 1999 and is located in the former Magistrates Courthouse.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Tues to Sat
10:00-16:00

The Museum is open from March - Mid December

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

  • Museums Association
  • International Council of Museums
Getting there

The Museum is situated in the old Magistrates’ Courthouse behind the police station in St. Peter’s Road. The Museum entrance is along the alley between Tesco and the square.

The Museum and Gallery is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.

Parking is available at the pay and display car parks by Tesco or Waitrose supermarkets

Additional info

Wheelchair accessibility is via the police yard and a member of staff is required to unlock the access gate - please call ahead if this is required.

The museum holds collections on the social, industrial and agricultural history of Petersfield and the surrounding villages. The collections are made up from artefacts and archives (including maps, oral history accounts, and photographs).

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Law and Order, Industry, Archives, Archaeology, Agriculture, Coins and Medals

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joliffe family
  • Bonham-Carter family
  • ITS
  • market town
  • Churchers college
  • St Peters Church Parish records
  • Historical Maps
  • Petersfield Musical Festival
  • Scouting in Petersfield
  • Petersfield Urban District Council
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.
Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Petersfield Museum

  • 12 September 2015

Petersfield Museum follows the social history of Petersfield and the surrounding villages from the Bronze Age right up to the present day. The collection consists of objects, photographs, oral history recordings, books, maps and historical documents. The exhibits look at the social, industrial, domestic and agricultural history of the area and how it has developed over time.
Artefacts illustrating local archaeology , trade and industry, leisure and community life, and a cabinet featuring the lives of families and individuals who played an important role in the community will bring the town to life. Two small displays are dedicated to local designers: Edward Barnsley, who set up a furniture workshop in the Arts and Crafts tradition which continues to produce exclusive furniture to this day, and Arnold Arnold, an eminent graphic designer and author who spent important phases of his life in Petersfield. You can also listen to the memories of local people while sitting on the magistrates' bench.
A series of interactives and quizzes make the museum ideal for families.

The Museum curator, Dr Kathrin Pieren, will also give a talk at 12pm about the museum and its collections.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/petersfield-museum

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.

Education

Getting there

The Museum is situated in the old Magistrates’ Courthouse behind the police station in St. Peter’s Road. The Museum entrance is along the alley between Tesco and the square.

The Museum and Gallery is a 10 minute walk from the railway station.

Parking is available at the pay and display car parks by Tesco or Waitrose supermarkets

Petersfield Museum
The Old Courthouse
St Peters Road
Petersfield
Hampshire
GU32 3HX
England

Website

www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

E-mail

Curator

curator@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Education and Outreach Officer

education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

Telephone

01730 262601

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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