Museums in Hampshire

Museums in Hampshire

Zoos and Aquariums in Hampshire

Zoos and Aquariums in Hampshire

Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Family Friendly Attractions in Hampshire

Hampshire Attractions

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Meet a penguin face to face, prepare for battle, walk in Jane Austen’s footsteps or take a trip into outer space – there are so many exciting Hampshire attractions that you’ll never run out of things to do. Planning days out is easy with our top 10 ideas or take a look at our special offers page for discounts at a variety of attractions across the county.


Amazing Animal Attractions

Giraffes, lions, tigers, meerkats and marmosets are just a few of the many animals on show at Marwell Wildlife. Make friends with the deer, otters, wallabies and wild boar at New Forest Wildlife Park or go wild in the impressive adventure playgrounds. Children will love feeding the baby animals at Longdown Activity Farm and you’ll find friendly farm animals plus a fabulous play barn at Staunton Country Park.You can watch hundreds of brightly coloured tropical fish at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth or marvel at the spectacular daily flying demonstrations at The Hawk Conservancy Trust near Andover.

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Arts & Entertainment Attractions

Hampshire attractions include a great choice of activities, arts and entertainment. Follow the art trail at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey, or see the impressive collections in the Southampton City Art Gallery. Top theatres in Southampton, Winchester and Portsmouth stage fantastic shows, from West End productions and musicals to opera and pantomime.


Family Fun Attractions

Hampshire’s Queen Elizabeth, Staunton, Royal Victoria and Manor Farm Country Parks offer hours of outdoor fun as well as family attractions such as play areas, nature walks and cycle trails. The county’s beautiful beaches and coast is never far away and is perfect for beach games, water sports and boating. Children can get hands-on and interactive at many Hampshire attractions, including Milestones in Basingstoke, the Winchester Science Centre and Explosions! in Gosport. Don’t miss Paulton’s Park at Ower and Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower for more great family adventures.


Literary Heritage Attractions

Jane Austen is the author most often associated with attractions in Hampshire but other famous names also have a literary connection with the county. These include naturalist Gilbert White, poets John Keats and Edward Thomas, writers Charles Dickens, Flora Thompson and Thomas Hardy and the Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. Discover more about these renowned writers on a literary trail through Hampshire. Take in Jane Austen’s house at Chawton, Gilbert White’s home at Selborne, Dickens’ birthplace in Portsmouth and other literary sites in Liphook, Minstead and Winchester.


Military Heritage Attractions

Whether on land, sea or air you’ll find a wealth of rich military history in Hampshire. You can visit the tranquil burial place of Crimean war heroine Florence Nightingale at St Margaret’s Church in East Wellow, where there are artefacts and photographs relating to the life of this modern healthcare pioneer.

Other military attractions in Hampshire include the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop, the home of the British Army at Aldershot and Portsmouth’s exciting naval museums at the Dockyard. For fascinating insights into Britain’s past, climb the Roman walls at Portchester Castle, explore the regimental museums at Winchester or imagine firing the big guns at the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson.

Museums & History Attractions

Chug through Hampshire’s scenic countryside on a steam train on the historic Watercress Line or re-live the tragic story of the Titanic at the SeaCity museum in Southampton. Go back in time in the Maritime Museum at Buckler’s Hard near Beaulieu, where the ships for Nelson’s Navy were once built. Whether you like boats, books, cannons, castles, stars, science or submarines, you’ll find plenty of museums and heritage attractions in Hampshire.


Stately Homes & Gardens

Associated with famous figures such as Wellington, Lord Louis Mountbatten and the Rothschilds, Hampshire’s stately homes and gardens offer fascinating days out. You’ll find gardens both charming and compact or impressive and vast as well as stately homes on a grand scale. Discover fragrant and sensual delights in the lovely gardens at Mottisfont, Exbury, Hinton Ampner and Houghton and see life as it was once lived at Uppark, Statfield Saye or The Vyne. 


Hampshire’s Top Attractions Discounts

For fantastic special offer vouchers to some of the county's top attractions visit the Hampshire Top Attractions website. From the Museums and Gardens to Family Attractions and activity parks, there’s so much to explore and enjoy.    

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  1. Royal Victoria Country Park

    Southampton

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    1 Nov 2022to28 Feb 2023Open 08:00 - 17:00

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 219 reviews219 reviews
  2. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

    HM Naval Base, Portsmouth

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 8260 reviews8260 reviews
  3. Spinnaker Tower

    Portsmouth

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times
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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Open 10:00 - 18:00

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 5532 reviews5532 reviews

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    Price £11.95 to £49.00 Per Ticket
  4. Lepe Country Park

    Beaulieu

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 436 reviews436 reviews
  5. Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

    Romsey

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 698 reviews698 reviews

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    Price £2.40 to £23.00 Per Ticket
  6. Hawk Conservancy Trust

    Andover

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3268 reviews3268 reviews

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    Price £11.50 to £52.75 Per Ticket
  7. Marwell Zoo

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 3325 reviews3325 reviews
  8. Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium

    Morn Hill, Winchester

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1159 reviews1159 reviews

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    Price £13.20 Per Ticket
  9. Winchester Cathedral

    Winchester

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 4483 reviews4483 reviews

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    Price Free to £10.00 Per Ticket
  10. Queen Elizabeth Country Park

    Horndean

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 383 reviews383 reviews
  11. Bombay Sapphire Distillery

    Whitchurch

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

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    Price £20.00 to £80.00 Per Ticket
  12. Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve

    Hill Head

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Open 09:30 - 17:00

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 265 reviews265 reviews

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    Price £3.00 to £15.00 Per Ticket
  13. Jane Austen's House

    Near Alton

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    20 June 2022to2 Oct 2022Open 10:00 - 17:00
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    5 Oct 2022to30 Oct 2022Various Opening Times
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    10 Nov 2022to18 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 911 reviews911 reviews

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    Price £5.00 to £25.00 Per Ticket
  14. The Hangar @ Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton, New Forest

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews

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    Price £6.00 to £12.00 Per Ticket
  15. Paultons Theme Park Home of Peppa Pig World

    Romsey

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    19 Feb 2022to23 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 9872 reviews9872 reviews

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    Price £39.75 to £237.50 Per Ticket
  16. Staunton Country Park

    Havant

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    From:
    27 Mar 2022to30 Oct 2022Open 08:00 - 17:30
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    1 Nov 2022to26 Mar 2023Open 08:00 - 16:30

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    Price £27.00 Per Ticket
  17. Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

    Fareham

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    Free
  18. The Watercress Line

    Alresford

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1335 reviews1335 reviews

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    Price Free Activity to £60.00 Per Ticket
  19. Calshot Activities Centre

    Fawley, Southampton

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    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 88 reviews88 reviews
  20. Milestones Museum

    Basingstoke

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022Various Opening Times

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    Price Free to £48.50 Per Ticket
  21. Eling Tide Mill Experience

    Totton

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    1 Apr 2022to30 Sept 2022Various Opening Times
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    1 Oct 2022to31 Mar 2023Various Opening Times

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 103 reviews103 reviews

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    Price £4.50 to £18.00 Per Ticket
  22. The New Forest Wildlife Park

    Ashurst, Lyndhurst

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    From:
    19 Mar 2022to22 Sept 2022Open 10:00 - 17:30
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    23 Sept 2022to31 Dec 2022Open 10:00 - 16:30

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1449 reviews1449 reviews

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    Price £8.25 to £40.50 Per Ticket
  23. Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

    Farbnborough

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022
  24. New Forest Activities

    Brockenhurst

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    From:
    1 Jan 2022to31 Dec 2022

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 1090 reviews1090 reviews