Petersfield Museum

East Hampshire

Type:Museum

St Peters Road, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3HX

Tel: +44 01730 262601

Petersfield Museum

About

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, presents for your little one and greetings cards.
 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£8.00 per ticket
1 adult & up to 3 children£15.00 per ticket
2 adults & up to 2 children£18.00 per ticket
Age 60+ / Unwaged / Disability / Military / NHS£7.00 per ticket
Groups ten plus£7.00 per ticket
Groups: 25 plus (organiser free)£6.00 per ticket
School Groups per child -teacher free£3.00 per ticket
Students - proof of discount may be required£5.00 per ticket
Under 5'sFree
Young People (aged 5 -17)£4.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - One accessibility space available at the front of the Museum (no reservations)
  • Ramp/Level Access - Everything is on ground floor level
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • Cafe - Courtyard Café

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Hireable spaces, such as Meeting Room
  • Dogs Accepted - In the Courtyard and Café only
  • Event Venue - Hireable spaces. Catering available. We host live music, film screenings, talks and plenty more. Please contact the Museum for more details
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - One accessibility space available at the front of the Museum (no reservations)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1-2 hours
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates - See admissions prices for more details
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Kids detective trail available as well as Toddler Takeover days, Under 5’s group called ‘Museum Mischief Makers’, and regular family film screenings

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Petersfield is easily accessible via the A3 or the A272. Parking is available at the nearby pay and display car parks by Tesco or Waitrose supermarkets.

Public Transport Directions

By Train:

Petersfield is easily accessible by train, and the Museum is only a 10-minute walk from Petersfield Station. Follow Lavant Street opposite the station exit to the end, and then turn right onto Chapel Street. This takes you out onto The Square. St Peter’s Road is in the opposite corner of The Square, between Café Nero and Joules clothing shop.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
SundayClosed
Bank Holiday11:00 - 16:00

* The archive is available by appointment only.

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