Important information: With the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections and the resulting changes to government guidance, to help keep everyone safe Hampshire Cultural Trust museums and galleries are currently closed and will remain so until further notice. They will re-open as soon as they can and look forward to welcoming you back.
The Allen Gallery is an intimate setting for one of the most outstanding collections of ceramics in the south of England.
With over 3000 pieces in the museum, the exceptional display of ceramics holds something to interest all visitors. Items range in date from the 17th century to the present day and are primarily from the UK, along with some eastern Asian and continental wares which have historically influenced the ceramics industry in this country. Subjects of the themed displays include country pottery, English stoneware, Wedgwood, English delft, English porcelain, studio pottery, tiles and more.
The gallery holds regular exhibitions of art, crafts, photography, local and natural history and local artists, as well as the delightful watercolours and oil paintings of W.H. Allen. There is a comfortable coffee lounge and a charming walled garden providing a peaceful retreat in the middle of Alton.
|Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:30||- 16:30|
* Closed 23 December 2019 - 2 January 2020
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