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.
Step inside the Curtis Museum to discover one of the finest local history collections in Hampshire, exploring 100 million years of the region’s past.
Highlights of the museum displays include the Alton Buckle, the finest piece of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship to have been found in Hampshire, the Selborne cup, a rare and high-quality enamelled Roman cup and the Gallery of Childhood, packed with toys and dolls dating back to the 18th century. You’ll also be able to find out about the Battle of Alton in 1643, Saxon burials, local industries such as hop picking and brewing, as well as the tale of Sweet Fanny Adams, one of the most notorious murder cases of the 19th century.
The local studies section offers a wide variety of information on the history of the area, drawn from an extensive collection of local material which has been built up over the past 150 years. It can be used for private research, school projects or simply general interest and includes a selection of press cuttings and extracts from published articles and photographs.
Toilet facilities are available at the nearby Allen Gallery. Level access to ground floor only. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are welcome.
|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Closed 23 December 2019 - 2 January 2020.
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