Museums in Hampshire Featured listings
" Museum of naval firepower"
Opening to the public on Saturday 24th March 2001, Explosion!
tells the exciting story of naval firepower in an exciting new
visitor experience for all the family on the shores of Portsmouth
Harbour. Funded by the Millennium Commission, the £3.5 million
museum is set within the 18th century buildings of the Navy's
former armaments depot at Priddy's Hard, Gosport. Explosion! uses
the latest interactive technology to interpret exhibits ranging
from 18th century muskets to the Exocet missile, and features
a major audio-visual show together with a gift shop and waterfront
coffee shop. For corporate clients Explosion! provides a unique
venue for corporate hospitality, private functions, product launches,
film shoots and even weddings.
Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site set in the picturesque West Sussex
country side, housing collections of industrial archaeology. Ride
on a narrow gauge railway or on a vintage bus or visit our demonstrating
craftspeople.Learn about the history of radio and television communications,
of the history of electricity in our SEEBOARD exhibiton."
In the Heart of the New Forest, features the world famous National
Motor Museum with 250 historic vehicles plus motoring memorabilia;
Palace House, set on the banks of the Beaulieu River, is the ancestral
home of Lord Montagu and Abbey Ruins containing an exhibition of
monastic life. Plus a whole host of rides and drives for people
of all ages.
Railway Preservation Society Ltd
The E.R.P.S. is based at a private site within the former Southern
Railway locomotive works at Eastleigh in central Southern England.
We own and maintain in working order the ex-Southern Railway class
S15 4-6-0 steam railway locomotive no. E828 "Harry A Frith". 828
was built at the Eastleigh works in 1927 and is currently working
on the Swanage Railway in Dorset
Our award winning museum is home to one of the country's finest
historical collection of military kites, gliders, aeroplanes and
helicopters. We have a children's Interactive Science and Education
Centre which has a range of hands-on activities and experiments
for children of all ages. Along with a Licensed Restaurant, Museum
shop selling fancy goods, military books, videos and pilot handbooks.
Full access for disabled. Grassed picnic area. Free parking for
cars and coaches.
Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
St Barbe Museum tells the story of the New Forest district coastal
area and is packed with things to do and see for all the family.
Steer a pilot boat, frisk the smuggler and step back to yesteryear
in the Timeline. The art galleries host a changing programme of
exhibitions including, paintings, prints, sculpture and photography
The world's first Teddy Bear Museum, in Petersfield, Hampshire.
Free admission and extensive shop stocking giftsand collectors'
Teddy Bears, including large Steiff range
Visit the World's finest INDOOR collection of Armoured Fighting
Vehicles. The museum houses a unique collection of First World War
tanks through to modern day battle tanks. Visit the exhibition The
Trench - Tanks on the Somme 1916 and the new T E Lawrence exhibition.
Also experience a free audio-guided tour of the museum in three
languages. Phone for details of School Holiday Special Events, Tanks
in Action displays and Vehicle Rides. Group rates are available
on request. Facilities: large model, book and gift shop, outdoor
play area, picnic area.
& Downland Open Air Museum
recognised as country's leading museum of historic buildings and
traditional rural life, offers an intriguing collection of over
45 historic buildings, which have been rescued from destruction,
carefully restored and rebuilt in the beautiful South Downs countryside.
Discover 500 years of architectural heritage and rural life in South
East England, with buildings ranging from medieval to Victorian
times, recreated working environments, furnished interiors and historic
domestic gardens that bring the past to life.