Museum of The Iron Age & Andover Museum

Museum of The Iron Age & Andover Museum The museums tell the story of the local area from Prehistory to Modern Day. The Museum is FREE to enter. Andover from prehistoric times to the present day.
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Visit the museum and then relax in our coffee shop. Dioramas, woolly mammoth bones, stone tools and local fossils. Archaeological finds include a Bronze age hoard and Saxon grave goods. Discover the legendary Cockatrice and see a rare Medieval ivory figurine of the Virgin and Child. In the same building, the Museum of the Iron Age tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west

of Andover. The hill fort is one of the best studied sites of the British Iron Age. We are now part of Hampshire Cultural Trust. Open Weds-Sun, 10am-4pm.

Our next FREE 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition tour is on Saturday 9th December at 2pm. Take a break from the glo...
03/12/2023

Our next FREE 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition tour is on Saturday 9th December at 2pm. Take a break from the gloomy weather by exploring a civilization that lived in the sunshine! The tour includes a chance to look more closely at a range of Egyptian objects like these.

As part of Museum Shop Sunday, we'll be highlighting some of our favourite and most popular products, ready for your Chr...
26/11/2023

As part of Museum Shop Sunday, we'll be highlighting some of our favourite and most popular products, ready for your Christmas shopping.

We're starting with our fossil and gemstones selection. We have a wide range, starting from just 70p!

Unleash your inner magpie and pick yourself up something sparkly!

15/11/2023

Gentle reminder to all that our stitch group - The Alchemist’s Needle will be at the Museum of The Iron Age & Andover Museum on Saturday for their Christmas fair - do pop in and say hello

If you've enjoyed our 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition, take a look at this article showcasing work inspired by t...
14/11/2023

If you've enjoyed our 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition, take a look at this article showcasing work inspired by the subject:

From the regal linens worn by pharaohs to the colorful silks worn by everyday Egyptians, the tapestries and textiles of civilisations of yesterday offer a fascinating journey through time and culture. But what inspiration have local artists drawn from these pieces today?

Hairy Mary and her friends have been decorating the Museum for Christmas! Come and join her for the Christmas Craft Make...
12/11/2023

Hairy Mary and her friends have been decorating the Museum for Christmas! Come and join her for the Christmas Craft Maker's Fair on 18th November.

Join us for our popular Christmas local craft market to find unique gifts made locally in Andover by amazing local artis...
11/11/2023

Join us for our popular Christmas local craft market to find unique gifts made locally in Andover by amazing local artists and crafts people.

Featuring the performing at 2pm.

Admission is free!

We're making some Egypt inspired beaded necklaces today at the museum, we've already had some incredible creations!Come ...
11/11/2023

We're making some Egypt inspired beaded necklaces today at the museum, we've already had some incredible creations!

Come and join us, entrance is free, crafts are £3 per child

08/11/2023

Announcing a new community project- 'From There to Here'. Andover Museum would like to invite people who have moved to Andover to take part in a community exhibition. Where did you come from, what brought you here and what objects remind you of home?

If you would like to take part or for further information please email: [email protected] or drop in and see us.

On 12th November the roads surrounding the Museum will be closed for the Remembrance Day parade. From 9.45am- 12.15pm th...
05/11/2023

On 12th November the roads surrounding the Museum will be closed for the Remembrance Day parade. From 9.45am- 12.15pm the Museum will only be accessible on foot. The Museum will be open as usual from 10am- 4pm.

We've had a fascinating afternoon learning all about Ancient EgyptThanks to David Beeson and everyone that came!
05/11/2023

We've had a fascinating afternoon learning all about Ancient Egypt

Thanks to David Beeson and everyone that came!

Our Christmas Craft Maker's Fair is on Saturday 18th November. Come along from 10am- 4pm and buy some special presents c...
01/11/2023

Our Christmas Craft Maker's Fair is on Saturday 18th November. Come along from 10am- 4pm and buy some special presents created by local craftspeople. It's a great opportunity to get into the festive spirit and support both the Museum and small independent businesses in the area. See you then!

👻 Happy Halloween from 'the man in the window!
31/10/2023

👻 Happy Halloween from 'the man in the window!

29/10/2023
👻 Come see the museum in a new light!🎃 Join us tonight for our Museum by Torchlight event! Lots of spooky games, stories...
28/10/2023

👻 Come see the museum in a new light!

🎃 Join us tonight for our Museum by Torchlight event! Lots of spooky games, stories and Halloween prizes.

🎟️ Only £4 per child/concession, £5 per adult, tickets available on our website.

https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/booking?id=642401

🔦 Bring a torch!

The final pumpkin! Now we've posted clues for all 8, see if you can find them around the museum. They'll be here all wee...
28/10/2023

The final pumpkin! Now we've posted clues for all 8, see if you can find them around the museum. They'll be here all weekend!

Only £2 per trail with free admission to the museum of Andover.

Pumpkin number 7 is a tricky little fella, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around ...
27/10/2023

Pumpkin number 7 is a tricky little fella, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, free admission to Andover Museum.

Here's pumpkin 6, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?To help you ou...
26/10/2023

Here's pumpkin 6, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, free admission to Andover Museum.

Here's pumpkin 5, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?To help you ou...
25/10/2023

Here's pumpkin 5, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, free admission to Andover Museum.

Pumpkin Trail Day 4: Here's pumpkin 4, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our ...
24/10/2023

Pumpkin Trail Day 4: Here's pumpkin 4, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, admission to Andover Museum is free, open Wednesday to Sunday during October Half Term.

🐪 Don't forget to book your tickets for our Introduction to Ancient Egypt talk on 5th November from 2pm, with Amateur Eg...
24/10/2023

🐪 Don't forget to book your tickets for our Introduction to Ancient Egypt talk on 5th November from 2pm, with Amateur Egyptologist David Beeson.

🐫 Come and hear all about this fascinating civilisation, which began 5,000 years ago!

☕ Refreshments included during the interval and only £4.50 per person. Tickets available on our website!

https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/introduction-egypt-talk

Join amateur Egyptologist David Beeson for an introductory talk on the history of Ancient Eqypt, covering the geography of the Nile Valley, Old World Egypt, the Pyramid Age, the New Kingdom and the

Come join us this Saturday for our Museum by Torchlight event! Lots of spooky games, stories and Halloween prizes.£4 per...
23/10/2023

Come join us this Saturday for our Museum by Torchlight event! Lots of spooky games, stories and Halloween prizes.

£4 per child/concession, £5 per adult, tickets available on our website.

Pumpkin Trail Day 3: Here's pumpkin 3, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our ...
23/10/2023

Pumpkin Trail Day 3: Here's pumpkin 3, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, admission is free to Andover Museum. Open Wednesday through to Sunday during October Half Term.

Discover the background behind our 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition by reading the latest entry in Culture on Cal...
22/10/2023

Discover the background behind our 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' exhibition by reading the latest entry in Culture on Call.

Today marks International Day of Archaeology! In today's article, Emma Banks, Collections Programme Manager, offers some fascinating insight into one of our latest exhibitions, The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt at Andover Museum.

Pumpkin Trail Day 2: Here's pumpkin 2, can you guess where they're hiding?Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our ...
22/10/2023

Pumpkin Trail Day 2: Here's pumpkin 2, can you guess where they're hiding?

Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum?

To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, admission is free to Andover Museum.

We're all prepped for Halloween at the museum! Join us daily for our pumpkin trail and on the evening of the 28th Octobe...
21/10/2023

We're all prepped for Halloween at the museum! Join us daily for our pumpkin trail and on the evening of the 28th October for our Museum by Torchlight event. Tickets available on our website!

Pumpkin Trail Day 1: Our pumpkin Trail has begun! Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum? To help you out ...
21/10/2023

Pumpkin Trail Day 1: Our pumpkin Trail has begun! Can you find all 8 pumpkins hiding around our museum? To help you out we'll be posting a clue for each pumpkin throughout the half term break.

Only £2 per trail, admission is free to the Andover Museum.

19/10/2023

Our half term opening hours:
OPEN Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October 10am- 4pm
CLOSED Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th October
OPEN Wednesday 25th- Sunday 29th October 10am- 4pm
Have you booked your tickets for the Museum By Torchlight yet?

Learn how to write your name in Hieroglyphs! Come to our family craft workshop on Saturday 21st October 11am- 3pm. £3 pe...
15/10/2023

Learn how to write your name in Hieroglyphs! Come to our family craft workshop on Saturday 21st October 11am- 3pm. £3 per child.

The South Wiltshire Young Archaeologist's Club meet regularly at the Museum. They have created this eye catching display...
12/10/2023

The South Wiltshire Young Archaeologist's Club meet regularly at the Museum. They have created this eye catching display of their activities.
If you are a local organization and would like to use this space for a display in 2024, please contact us.

The next FREE tour of our exhibition 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' is on Saturday 14th October. Heard some fascinating fa...
10/10/2023

The next FREE tour of our exhibition 'Mysteries of Ancient Egypt' is on Saturday 14th October. Heard some fascinating facts about life (and death) along the River Nile 4,000 years ago, and get up close to our replica objects.

Another great article by David Borrett was published in the Andover Advertiser this week. It shows very clearly just how...
09/10/2023

Another great article by David Borrett was published in the Andover Advertiser this week. It shows very clearly just how much the town has changed. The painting featured can be seen on the first floor of Andover Museum.
The latest Lookback at Andover, published by Andover History & Archaeology Society, is now available in the Museum shop.

The artist is unknown and the painting is undated but the depicted fashions suggest a date of 1830 or a little later.

08/10/2023

A great new novel has just arrived in the Museum shop! 'Finding Elfrida' tells the story of one of the most powerful women in Saxon England. Come and have a look, and support local author Rosemarie Martin.

Take a look at this fascinating article from our blog 'Culture on Call' about Iron Age mirrors. The Latchmere mirror is ...
03/10/2023

Take a look at this fascinating article from our blog 'Culture on Call' about Iron Age mirrors. The Latchmere mirror is on display in the Museum of the Iron Age.

In this Culture on Call article, we reflect on the cultural significance of what may, at first, appear to many as an unassuming, household object. But what story does the everyday mirror share from the grave?

The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt have arrived! Here's a peek at our next exhibition. It opens on  15th September, and runs...
12/09/2023

The Mysteries of Ancient Egypt have arrived! Here's a peek at our next exhibition. It opens on 15th September, and runs until 21st January next year. Watch out for details of our events programme- coming soon!

This weekend is your last chance to see and purchase artwork from our current exhibition. Paintings are available in a r...
07/09/2023

This weekend is your last chance to see and purchase artwork from our current exhibition. Paintings are available in a range of prices. It's not too early to start Christmas shopping!

There are some marvelous  old photos of Andover on our blog 'Culture On Call' this week. Take a look at:bhttps://buff.ly...
02/09/2023

There are some marvelous old photos of Andover on our blog 'Culture On Call' this week. Take a look at:bhttps://buff.ly/45wREpl

The third stop on our historic town tour series is Andover, a town with rich industrial heritage and some beautiful streets and buildings. Take a look at Andover through our collection.

Address

6 Church Close
Andover
SP101DP

Opening Hours

Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

01264 366283

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