Hampshire Cultural Trust



Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, WINCHESTER, Hampshire, SO23 8RB

Tel: 01962 678140

Natural Science at Hampshire Cultural Trusts museums, galleries and art centres.


From museums to galleries to arts centres, we manage and support 24 attractions across the county that were previously operated by Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council. We run a huge variety of workshops, classes, events and projects for both young and old, in schools and in communities, with particular emphasis on reaching people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged and would not normally be able to access arts and culture. In addition, we care for 2.5 million objects that relate to Hampshire’s rich and internationally important cultural heritage.

Please note: Hampshire Cultural Trust offices are not open to the public. Please see our venue pages for full opening times.

Our vision

To create inspirational cultural experiences in Hampshire that enrich and transform lives.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide great arts, heritage, museums and creative programming, working closely with local and national partners, and placing communities, our collections and their stories at the heart of everything we do.

Our goals

·To provide high-quality programmes and venues that engage diverse audiences and inspire local pride

· To improve wellbeing, health and happiness through cultural experiences

· To deliver a sustainable future for culture in Hampshire, contributing to the local economy and building stronger communities

· To create fulfilling employment and volunteering opportunities through culture

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Admission subject to individual venues, please check website for full information.



  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Please note: Hampshire Cultural Trust offices are not open to the public. Please see our venue pages for full opening times.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver 2024

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