Petersfield Museum looks to tell the story of Petersfield and the surrounding areas through a wonderfully diverse mix of archaeology, art, historic dress, literature, photography, poetry and social history.
In 1999, The Petersfield Area Historical Society opened the doors to Petersfield Museum in the magistrates’ courthouse behind the Petersfield police station, run solely by passionate and knowledgeable volunteers. What’s followed has been a wonderful tale of transformation as the Museum was able to acquire the police station in 2016, obtain support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and embark on an expansive redevelopment project, entitled ‘Pathways into the Past’, which has turned what was a small, volunteer-led operation into a modern museum which can share the history of this historic market town through a fantastic range of temporary exhibitions, engaging displays and delightful events.
Now not only known as an attraction to learn and take in local history, Petersfield Museum can now also host a wide selection of events, such as: live music, film screenings, Toddler Takeover days, outdoor and indoor theatre, talks and much more.
Stop by our Courtyard Café for a tempting range of delicious cakes, smooth coffee and fresh sandwiches.
Visit the Shop at Petersfield Museum for a great variety of local history books, an exclusive range of gifts, children’s presents and greetings cards.
|Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)|
|Tuesday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00*|
* Opening hours:
Petersfield Museum: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (last entry at 4:00pm)
The Courtyard Café: from 1 June 2022: Tuesday to Saturday: 9:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: The Museum & the Courtyard Café are closed
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