Westbury Manor Museum

Westbury Manor Museum Fareham’s local museum, tells the story of the Borough from Portchester to Warsash, from Hill Head to Swanwick. Set in a fabulous Georgian building, the museum is right in the heart of Fareham town centre.
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Operating as usual

⭐️ Are you looking to give back to your local community whilst being part of a supportive team? ⭐️ We have an opportunit...
05/07/2021

⭐️ Are you looking to give back to your local community whilst being part of a supportive team? ⭐️

We have an opportunity for Weekend Welcome volunteers to support the museum as we increase our opening hours.

This public-facing opportunity is key to caring for Hampshire’s heritage and making it accessible through your community museum. As a Weekend Welcome Volunteer you’ll provide our visitors with a warm welcome and ensure they have a great experience.

Find out more here and apply online. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/volunteer...
If you would like more information or to chat about the opportunity drop us a message.

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

⭐️ Are you looking to give back to your local community whilst being part of a supportive team? ⭐️

We have an opportunity for Weekend Welcome volunteers to support the museum as we increase our opening hours.

This public-facing opportunity is key to caring for Hampshire’s heritage and making it accessible through your community museum. As a Weekend Welcome Volunteer you’ll provide our visitors with a warm welcome and ensure they have a great experience.

Find out more here and apply online. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/volunteer...
If you would like more information or to chat about the opportunity drop us a message.

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

02/07/2021

We are pleased to let you know that from 5 July the museum, cafe and shop will also be open on a Monday from 10am-4pm.

We also plan to open additional days for the school holidays and we will have some exciting news about future plans to share with you very soon. Watch this space!

Thank you to the Fareham community for your continued support. 🤗

We had fun in the sun at the weekend with a visit from a classic car group! 🚘
15/06/2021

We had fun in the sun at the weekend with a visit from a classic car group! 🚘

We had fun in the sun at the weekend with a visit from a classic car group! 🚘

13/06/2021

Please be aware that Westbury Manor Museum will be closed from 1pm today due to staff illness.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to seeing our patrons next week.

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Such a great competition, be sure to enter online - (info below) 🙂
11/06/2021

Such a great competition, be sure to enter online - (info below) 🙂

We have some spots left for our Debutots session tomorrow morning 10-11am. Pre-booking required at just £4.50 per family...
11/06/2021

We have some spots left for our Debutots session tomorrow morning 10-11am. Pre-booking required at just £4.50 per family group. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/family-story-play-debutots-westbury-manor

For this session Joanne will be doing the story of Rhys Cycler and the Litter Bug spreading the message of reduce, reuse, recycle ♻️

We have some spots left for our Debutots session tomorrow morning 10-11am. Pre-booking required at just £4.50 per family group. https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/family-story-play-debutots-westbury-manor

For this session Joanne will be doing the story of Rhys Cycler and the Litter Bug spreading the message of reduce, reuse, recycle ♻️

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions are on Saturday mornings in June and run throughout the month every week 1...
10/06/2021

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions are on Saturday mornings in June and run throughout the month every week 10am-11am. The session costs just £4.50 per family. Pre-booking is essential via our website to secure a space. https://hcct.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

An engaging blend of our Baby Story Play and Early Years Drama class formats, perfect for the whole family! In this delightful session, there's lots of multi sensory fun for little ones and opportunity for big ones to take the lead and add their own creativity and knowledge to the story.

Following the session why not enjoy a cuppa on our cafe terrace or inside the museum. ☕️ 🍰 ☀️

Hampshire Cultural Trust Fareham Borough Council

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions are on Saturday mornings in June and run throughout the month every week 10am-11am. The session costs just £4.50 per family. Pre-booking is essential via our website to secure a space. https://hcct.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

An engaging blend of our Baby Story Play and Early Years Drama class formats, perfect for the whole family! In this delightful session, there's lots of multi sensory fun for little ones and opportunity for big ones to take the lead and add their own creativity and knowledge to the story.

Following the session why not enjoy a cuppa on our cafe terrace or inside the museum. ☕️ 🍰 ☀️

Hampshire Cultural Trust Fareham Borough Council

For a limited time you can see this fascinating Middle Bronze Age Hoard found in Portchester on display at Westbury Mano...
05/06/2021
A Middle Bronze Age hoard from Portchester

For a limited time you can see this fascinating Middle Bronze Age Hoard found in Portchester on display at Westbury Manor Museum.

Our temporary opening times are Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

An extraordinary find - read more about a hoard of Bronze Age objects discovered by a metal detectorist. #CultureOnCall #HereForCulture

Absolutely ❤️ this drawing of a Fareham building from our friends Hampshire Record Office ✏️
04/06/2021

Absolutely ❤️ this drawing of a Fareham building from our friends Hampshire Record Office ✏️

Final day of #HBAHBuildings, showing an early example of a
building control plan - 102 West Street, Fareham, 1882 (ref: 64M76/BP/132) #hampshirearchives

⭐️ We would like to take the opportunity this Volunteers Week to say a great big THANK YOU to our amazing volunteer team...
04/06/2021

⭐️ We would like to take the opportunity this Volunteers Week to say a great big THANK YOU to our amazing volunteer team for all that you do! ⭐️

Without you we couldn’t open the museum, cafe & shop and welcome visitors to our beautiful site. We have been so pleased to be able to see you all again after many months.

If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities to support our work drop us a line or visit https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/about-us/volunteer

#volunteersweek

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

⭐️ We would like to take the opportunity this Volunteers Week to say a great big THANK YOU to our amazing volunteer team for all that you do! ⭐️

Without you we couldn’t open the museum, cafe & shop and welcome visitors to our beautiful site. We have been so pleased to be able to see you all again after many months.

If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities to support our work drop us a line or visit https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/about-us/volunteer

#volunteersweek

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Thank you to Katy, Lizzy & Evie for sharing photos from their visit to the museum on Sunday! They had a great time doing...
02/06/2021

Thank you to Katy, Lizzy & Evie for sharing photos from their visit to the museum on Sunday!

They had a great time doing our nature themed activity packs on the cafe terrace while mum enjoyed a cuppa! ☕️ 🦋

The packs are just £1.50 per box with everything you need to do the activity (glue sticks, craft materials, colouring sheets and more).

We are open everyday this week 10am-4pm. Pre-book a free gallery visit via our website. No bookings needed for cafe and shop visits.

We are so pleased to have our doors OPEN again! Thank you to everyone who visited us in the first three days - we really...
01/06/2021

We are so pleased to have our doors OPEN again!

Thank you to everyone who visited us in the first three days - we really appreciate the support.

We are open additional days for half term on Tues 1st , Weds 2nd , Thurs 3rd and the usual Fri 4th, Sat 5th and Sun 6th 10:00am to 4:00pm and have lots for you to see and do!

The garden terrace is looking stunning in the sunshine and is the perfect place for a cuppa and cake!

Plus we have our Isabel Hurley art exhibition and family friendly craft activities to enjoy!

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

We are so pleased to have our doors OPEN again!

Thank you to everyone who visited us in the first three days - we really appreciate the support.

We are open additional days for half term on Tues 1st , Weds 2nd , Thurs 3rd and the usual Fri 4th, Sat 5th and Sun 6th 10:00am to 4:00pm and have lots for you to see and do!

The garden terrace is looking stunning in the sunshine and is the perfect place for a cuppa and cake!

Plus we have our Isabel Hurley art exhibition and family friendly craft activities to enjoy!

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Open today 10am-4pm, pop in for a drink on the garden terrace at the back of the museum and see our latest exhibition of...
30/05/2021

Open today 10am-4pm, pop in for a drink on the garden terrace at the back of the museum and see our latest exhibition of work by local artist Isabel Hurley. 🖼 ☕️

We also have kids nature craft activity packs to be done on site or taken home :-)

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions start on Saturday 5 June and run throughout the month every week 10am-11am...
29/05/2021

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions start on Saturday 5 June and run throughout the month every week 10am-11am. The session costs just £4.50 per family. Pre-booking is essential via our website to secure a space. https://hcct.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

An engaging blend of our Baby Story Play and Early Years Drama class formats, perfect for the whole family! In this delightful session, there's lots of multi sensory fun for little ones and opportunity for big ones to take the lead and add their own creativity and knowledge to the story.

Following the session why not enjoy a cuppa on our cafe terrace or inside the museum. ☕️ 🍰

Hampshire Cultural Trust Fareham Borough Council
Buggy Explorers: Gosport & Fareham

Our new Debutots ‘Family Story Play’ sessions start on Saturday 5 June and run throughout the month every week 10am-11am. The session costs just £4.50 per family. Pre-booking is essential via our website to secure a space. https://hcct.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

An engaging blend of our Baby Story Play and Early Years Drama class formats, perfect for the whole family! In this delightful session, there's lots of multi sensory fun for little ones and opportunity for big ones to take the lead and add their own creativity and knowledge to the story.

Following the session why not enjoy a cuppa on our cafe terrace or inside the museum. ☕️ 🍰

Hampshire Cultural Trust Fareham Borough Council
Buggy Explorers: Gosport & Fareham

We have a delicious new range of soft drinks for the warm weekend ahead ☀️ do drop by for a drink on the terrace overloo...
27/05/2021

We have a delicious new range of soft drinks for the warm weekend ahead ☀️ do drop by for a drink on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the cafe.

We are reopening tomorrow at 10am 👏 and can’t wait to welcome visitors back!

Pre-booking is advised for gallery visits but in not needed to visit the shop or cafe :-)

We have a delicious new range of soft drinks for the warm weekend ahead ☀️ do drop by for a drink on the terrace overlooking the garden or in the cafe.

We are reopening tomorrow at 10am 👏 and can’t wait to welcome visitors back!

Pre-booking is advised for gallery visits but in not needed to visit the shop or cafe :-)

Celebrating William Price 👏
24/05/2021

Celebrating William Price 👏

📢 Two weeks to go until our very first ‘Family Story Play’ session with Debutots at Westbury Manor Museum! 📚 Aimed at ag...
22/05/2021
Family Story Play - Debutots at Westbury Manor | Hampshire Cultural Trust

📢 Two weeks to go until our very first ‘Family Story Play’ session with Debutots at Westbury Manor Museum! 📚

Aimed at ages 6 months to five years this engaging blend of our Baby Story Play and Early Years Drama class formats is perfect for the whole family! In this delightful session, there's lots of multi sensory fun for little ones and opportunity for big ones to take the lead and add their own creativity and knowledge to the story.

Sessions take place every Saturday morning 10am-11am during June.

Book your place now - sessions are £4.50 per family.

https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/family-story-play-debutots-westbury-manor

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Debutots "Family Story Play", suitable for families with children aged 6 months - 5 years.

We love this trail, such a beautiful walk 🚂
16/05/2021

We love this trail, such a beautiful walk 🚂

The Meon Valley Trail is probably one of the most tranquil trails within the South Downs.

Once a railway line running from Fareham to Alton transporting local livestock and agricultural produce, the trail now spans 11 miles through picturesque countryside, from West Meon in the north to Wickham in the south.

Discover the Meon Valley Trail and more 👉🏽 https://buff.ly/2D50C4F

#WalkThisMay #NationalWalkingMonth

We love this trail, such a beautiful walk 🚂
16/05/2021

We love this trail, such a beautiful walk 🚂

The Meon Valley Trail is probably one of the most tranquil trails within the South Downs.

Once a railway line running from Fareham to Alton transporting local livestock and agricultural produce, the trail now spans 11 miles through picturesque countryside, from West Meon in the north to Wickham in the south.

Discover the Meon Valley Trail and more 👉🏽 https://buff.ly/2D50C4F

#WalkThisMay #NationalWalkingMonth

Following the successful completion of step three of the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, we’re de...
11/05/2021

Following the successful completion of step three of the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, we’re delighted to announce that Westbury Manor Museum will be re-opening on Friday 28 May.

For gallery visits pre-booking for a day and time to visit us is now open. We can’t wait to give you a warm and safe welcome back - see you soon!

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Following the successful completion of step three of the government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions, we’re delighted to announce that Westbury Manor Museum will be re-opening on Friday 28 May.

For gallery visits pre-booking for a day and time to visit us is now open. We can’t wait to give you a warm and safe welcome back - see you soon!

Hampshire Cultural Trust
Fareham Borough Council

Today on VE Day 2021 we share our ‘Home Front Stories’ on-line exhibition including personal memories from the Fareham a...
08/05/2021

Today on VE Day 2021 we share our ‘Home Front Stories’ on-line exhibition including personal memories from the Fareham and Eastleigh areas.

You can also check out more images like this in on our Street Party Gallery https://www.cultureoncall.com/street-party-gallery/

https://www.cultureoncall.com/home-front-stories/

Image - Celebration at Red Barn Lane, Fareham

Today on VE Day 2021 we share our ‘Home Front Stories’ on-line exhibition including personal memories from the Fareham and Eastleigh areas.

You can also check out more images like this in on our Street Party Gallery https://www.cultureoncall.com/street-party-gallery/

https://www.cultureoncall.com/home-front-stories/

Image - Celebration at Red Barn Lane, Fareham

⭐️ Job Opportunity - Visitor Services Assistant ⭐️ Is excellent customer service your passion?At Westbury Manor Museum w...
01/05/2021

⭐️ Job Opportunity - Visitor Services Assistant ⭐️

Is excellent customer service your passion?

At Westbury Manor Museum we are looking for a Visitor Services Assistant to join our committed, supportive team.

You will provide excellent customer service ensuring that the Westbury Manor Museum, café and shop are friendly and welcoming spaces. You’ll take a lead on in the café, ensuring that we have a ready supply of cakes and are following the required safety standards.

We are looking for people who would like to work over the weekends, taking responsibility for opening up in the mornings and for ensuring the site is secure at the end of the day.

For the full job description and how to apply please visit Hampshire Cultural Trust website https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us

⭐️ Job Opportunity - Visitor Services Assistant ⭐️

Is excellent customer service your passion?

At Westbury Manor Museum we are looking for a Visitor Services Assistant to join our committed, supportive team.

You will provide excellent customer service ensuring that the Westbury Manor Museum, café and shop are friendly and welcoming spaces. You’ll take a lead on in the café, ensuring that we have a ready supply of cakes and are following the required safety standards.

We are looking for people who would like to work over the weekends, taking responsibility for opening up in the mornings and for ensuring the site is secure at the end of the day.

For the full job description and how to apply please visit Hampshire Cultural Trust website https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us

Happy World Heritage day everyone!With its 17th century core, classical Georgian façade and elegant Victorian rear, Grad...
18/04/2021

Happy World Heritage day everyone!

With its 17th century core, classical Georgian façade and elegant Victorian rear, Grade II listed Westbury Manor is one of Fareham’s finest and most distinctive buildings. From farmhouse to council offices and even air-raid shelter, Westbury has undergone a number of transformations and was converted to its current day use as a local museum in 1990.

We can’t wait to welcome you back at the end of May!

Happy World Heritage day everyone!

With its 17th century core, classical Georgian façade and elegant Victorian rear, Grade II listed Westbury Manor is one of Fareham’s finest and most distinctive buildings. From farmhouse to council offices and even air-raid shelter, Westbury has undergone a number of transformations and was converted to its current day use as a local museum in 1990.

We can’t wait to welcome you back at the end of May!

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84 West Street
Fareham
PO16 0JJ

Westbury Manor Museum is situated a very short walk from the Bus station and an approx. 15 min walk from the train station. Parking available at Market Quay car park,1 Pulheim Parade, Fareham PO16 0BU which is a 5 minute walk away, or Malthouse Lane Car Park located at PO16 0EA which is a 10 minute walk away

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Our galleries host a range of local artefacts focusing on key parts of Fareham’s story, including early settlers, chimneys, strawberries, and the changing trade scene. Our temporary gallery displays exhibitions from local artists or collectors, and utilises the Hampshire Cultural Trust collections. Exhibitions update every few months, follow us on facebook and check our website to stay up to date with the upcoming exhibitions.

Browse the range of gifts and souvenirs in our museum shop. Our shop stocks a range of gifts to complement our new displays on the theme of Cabinet of Curiosities, including beautiful Churchill china teapots and mugs, our popular Signare range of tapestry bags and local silversmith Joanne Tinley’s unique and beautiful jewellery. If you’re looking for something for the younger ones to enjoy we have a range of children’s books and toys. Our museum gift shop specialises in selling items from the Fareham area and throughout Hampshire. We are proud to work with Hampshire Fare to provide locally-sourced handmade and artisan gifts. Our selection changes throughout the year so do pop in and see what we have on offer.

From brunch to lunch and cream teas, the café at Westbury Manor is the perfect setting for a bite to eat or something to drink during your visit. There is plenty of seating, and while you are enjoying something delicious from our locally-sourced menu, take a look at the weird and wonderful collection of curiosities adorning the café’s wall. Whether it’s a glass of Hampshire’s finest wine, a tempting slice of cake or a ‘munch’ box of goodies for little ones, there is something for all the family to enjoy.

Westbury Manor Museum is operated and funded by Hampshire Cultural Trust. Registered charity number 1158583. Proceeds from our gift shop, cafe, and donations will go towards supporting Hampshire Cultural Trust's work across the county.

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His name was Peter Webb they were cleaning the furnace of one of the tile kilns, he worked there before the war then went in the army he got married during the war and there were no homes available locally so he lived with my mothers grandparents in Southsea he back to Fontley in1949 and worked in the tile yard until that part closed in 1955.
Could some help me please, I am interested to find out who lived in my White Hart Lane, Portchester home at the time of the 1939 Register, but it appears whilst searching the register that the houses in WHL are listed by House Name, not by Number. Is there somewhere I can look to see the House Names please, also out of interest, when were house numbers issued?
Hello ! Those of you who are interested in the Victorian fortifications of the area might like to have a look at the new Palmerston Forts Society and Portsdown Artillery Volunteers page. It includes information on members’ meetings and events. There is also information on the forts, the activities of the Portsdown Artillery Volunteers (our re-enactment group) and any news that comes in. Please visit the site and comment, like, follow and contribute. https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety/https://www.facebook.com/PalmerstonFortsSociety/
Hello my name is Ryan I was just wondering if you can please help answer a Question for me if you can please thank you I was just wondering can you tell me just out of curiosity why will panto star Clive mantle not be appearing at at Westbury Manor Museum along with Matt Devitt (Emperor) and Divine Cresswell (Princess So-Shi) from 4.15pm this Friday to switch on farehams Christmas lights also will there be just lights or lights and fireworks as well any way you can help answer my questions regarding these queries would be would be very much appreciated please thank you from Ryan claridge
The communion set usually displayed at the museum in use.
The communion set in use