Curtis Museum

The Curtis Museum in Alton, is a local history museum in Hampshire, England.The museum was founded by Dr William Curtis (1803–1881) in 1865.In 2014, ownership of the museum was transferred to the Hampshire Cultural Trust as part of a larger transfer of museums from Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council.DisplaysIt contains a wide range of artefacts and displays including: Prehistoric tools Roman bowls and other material, including a cup found at Selborne The Anglo-Saxon Alton buckle Artefacts from the Battle of Alton (1643), a battle in the English Civil War The "Jane Austen Trail"The tale of Sweet Fanny Adams, who was murdered locally in 1867Hop picking and brewingClosure threatIn 2010, both the Curtis Museum and the Allen Gallery were under threat of closure, following their receipt of an email to that effect from the Museum & Arts Service. The Museum and Gallery were taken over by the Hampshire Museums and Galleries Trust, which ran both buildings with the help of volunteers, on behalf of Hampshire County Council. As of May 2014, management was transferred back to Hampshire County Council.

Address

High St
Alton
GU34 2BW

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+448456035635

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