Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Petersfield Museum exhibitions on local history, historic costume, and work by the local artist Flora Twort. The displays are made up from social, industrial and agricultural artefacts and archives We also have an extensive programme of family activities, events and outreach throughout the year.

08/07/2019

Don't miss our exciting events coming up at Petersfield Museum, including an interesting look at the history of Petersfield's St Peter's Church and church yard, an insight into the world of Harry Roberts, one of the main facilitators of Petersfield's post artistic boom and another chance to find out all of the links between Petersfield and alcohol! Visit our website for more information and to book your tickets: www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/whats-on.

Petersfield Museum has gone on the road! We had a great first roadshow in Steep on Saturday. We even had a visit from fo...
24/06/2019

Petersfield Museum has gone on the road! We had a great first roadshow in Steep on Saturday. We even had a visit from four legged friends like Ruby here. Come and see us at our next roadshow in Harting on the 13th of July for history and family fun activities!
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After a few technical difficulties our talk on the Civil War in East Hampshire! Looking forward to learning something ne...
16/05/2019

After a few technical difficulties our talk on the Civil War in East Hampshire! Looking forward to learning something new! #petersfieldmuseum #ECW #museumweek2019 #learnsomethingnew #hampshire #southdowns #SDNP

14/05/2019

It is here! Our 20th Birthday exhibition and your last chance to step inside the museum until we close for our ‘Pathways into the Past’ expansion and renovations! Come and find out about the origins of the museum and learn more about the exciting future plans. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. And did I mention..... it’s free entry! #petersfieldmuseum #museumweek #museumweek2019 #petersfield #hampshire #localmuseum #localhistory #southdowns #birthday #20th

08/05/2019

That moment when you have been playing shut the box all morning and finally get to Shut the Box!!! Find out more about this traditional pub game, have a go and find out more about the history of Petersfield by visiting us at Perersfield Market today! (The rain has stopped!). #traditionalgames #pubgames #winning #petersfieldmarket #petersfieldmuseum #southdowns #hampshire #shutthebox #something different

Enjoying having our first pitch at Petersfield Market. A little wet but that won’t dampen our spirits! If you brave th...
08/05/2019

Enjoying having our first pitch at Petersfield Market. A little wet but that won’t dampen our spirits! If you brave the weather and are coming into town come say hi, grab a What’s On guide and maybe have a crack at playing shut the box! #marketday #petersfieldmarket #petersfieldmuseum #hampshire #rainyday #stickitoit #museum #history

13 Days to go until our Birthday! Before we opened all the objects for the museum had to be moved into the courthouse, t...
02/05/2019

13 Days to go until our Birthday! Before we opened all the objects for the museum had to be moved into the courthouse, this was done by enthusiastic volunteers with the help of a van, a wheel barrow and as you can see a pram! A far cry from today where we used Pavey & Hayes Removals Limited and their Van to move to our temporary home! #PetersfieldMuseum #Peef #birthdaycountdown #celebrations #birthday #museum #lookingback #hampshire #southdowns #birthdayparty #relocation @ Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Tigs has clearly already heard about our forthcoming 20th Birthday Exhibition between the 14th and 18th May and is queui...
01/05/2019

Tigs has clearly already heard about our forthcoming 20th Birthday Exhibition between the 14th and 18th May and is queuing already. I am sure he will also be helping us put it together between now and then. Looking forward to seeing many of you there, as well as Tigs.

On the 15th May 1999, Petersfield Museum opened its doors for the first time! This year we are celebrating our 20th Birt...
01/05/2019

On the 15th May 1999, Petersfield Museum opened its doors for the first time! This year we are celebrating our 20th Birthday! And to get you all as excited as we are we will be counting down to the big day with a look at the history of the museum! Like this photo of the museum logo then and now! We are also holding a Birthday Party on the 15th May with cake, nibbles and drink, check out our website for more information! #petersfieldmuseum #petersfield #birthdaycountdown #museumbirthday #thenandnow #party #hampshire #southdowns #SDNP @ Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Looking forward to a day at Steve Reed Tourism Group Travel Forum with @butser_ancient_farm #tourismSE #petersfield #pet...
29/04/2019

Looking forward to a day at Steve Reed Tourism Group Travel Forum with @butser_ancient_farm #tourismSE #petersfield #petersfieldmuseum #grouptravel #southdowns #SDNP #U3A #grouptours #daysout #hampshire

10/04/2019

As the museum packs up to move to temporary locations for the exciting renovations we are working hard to keep our regular program of Walks and Talks operating to continue to bring you local history in a fun and interesting way. Check out our upcoming events and book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

Settling down now for a fascinating talk about Edward Thomas and his connections with Wales with author Jeff Towns. #Edw...
05/03/2019

Settling down now for a fascinating talk about Edward Thomas and his connections with Wales with author Jeff Towns. #EdwardThomas #local history #poetry #naturepoetry #petersfieldmuseum #petersfield #southdowns #SDNP #southdownsnationalpark

The Edward Thomas Birthday Walk is coming up on Sunday 3rd March, starting from Bedales Car Park at 10.15 for a safety b...
11/02/2019

The Edward Thomas Birthday Walk is coming up on Sunday 3rd March, starting from Bedales Car Park at 10.15 for a safety briefing followed by a 10.30 am prompt departure. All are welcome, not just Fellowship members and it is a great way to get a bit of exercise and make new friends. Further details, and a map of both the morning and afternoon routes, are available on the new www.edward-thoms-fellowship.org.uk website. We look forward to seeing you there.

Enjoying exploring Petersfield in the Frost this morning!#petersfield #petersfieldlife #petersfiedlake #petersfieldheath...
31/01/2019

Enjoying exploring Petersfield in the Frost this morning!

#petersfield #petersfieldlife #petersfiedlake #petersfieldheath #frostymorning @ Petersfield Lake

Excited to be providing a talk to Liphook U3A Group about the historic village of East Meon, given by local historian an...
08/01/2019

Excited to be providing a talk to Liphook U3A Group about the historic village of East Meon, given by local historian and chair of the East Meon history group, Michael Blackstad. #localhistory #eastmeon #liphook #localmuseum #petersfieldmuseum #learnsomethingnew #U3A

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄Wishing you all the most wonderful day, love from everyone at Petersfield Museum!  @ Petersfiel...
25/12/2018

🎄MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🎄

Wishing you all the most wonderful day, love from everyone at Petersfield Museum! @ Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Happy Christmas Eve one and all!Today we're sharing this excerpt from 'Out in the Dark' by Edward Thomas which he wrote ...
24/12/2018

Happy Christmas Eve one and all!

Today we're sharing this excerpt from 'Out in the Dark' by Edward Thomas which he wrote on 24 December 1916. After this he wrote 'The sorrow of true love' whilst awaiting mobilisation for France on 13 January 1917 - it is his last known poem.

Edward Thomas's poetry has inspired and brought joy to many people over the last 100 years, what brings you joy at this time of the year?

Wishing you all a joyful and relaxing day. Merry Christmas.
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Photo by Katherine and her camera @ Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Only 2 more sleeps! Who's expecting some building blocks in their stocking from Santa? These minibrix were made in Peter...
23/12/2018

Only 2 more sleeps! Who's expecting some building blocks in their stocking from Santa? These minibrix were made in Petersfield until the 1970s out of rubber.
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Edging ever closer to Christmas day! Will you be going to any Christmas parties this weekend? We've pulled out a couple ...
22/12/2018

Edging ever closer to Christmas day! Will you be going to any Christmas parties this weekend? We've pulled out a couple of our favourite party dresses for the season. These are from the 1920s and are part of our Bedales Historic Dress Collection. What will you be wearing to your Christmas party?
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People used to ice skate on Petersfield Heath Lake when it froze over during cold winters. Not quite cold enough yet for...
21/12/2018

People used to ice skate on Petersfield Heath Lake when it froze over during cold winters. Not quite cold enough yet for skating on the lake but we've got our ice skates ready!
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Today is the last day to get those cards and parcels in the post if you want them delivered before Christmas, so we thou...
20/12/2018

Today is the last day to get those cards and parcels in the post if you want them delivered before Christmas, so we thought we'd share this photo from the Don Eades Collection of the local post office in the 1960s! Don't forget the stamps!
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Today is the last day our Museum Shop is open before Christmas! We're here til 4pm for any last minute gifts and treats....
19/12/2018

Today is the last day our Museum Shop is open before Christmas! We're here til 4pm for any last minute gifts and treats. Don't forget we have a great range of unique Christmas cards that you won't find anywhere else, and the last post day before Christmas is tomorrow! Happy shopping 😊
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Well, I don't think we can say today has been a lovely day, but this diary entry from Flora Twort in 1954 makes it sound...
18/12/2018

Well, I don't think we can say today has been a lovely day, but this diary entry from Flora Twort in 1954 makes it sound like she had a very festive day!
It's our Staff Christmas party this evening so we're looking forward to a fun night. What are you up to this evening?
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Who's dreaming of a white Christmas? It is getting pretty nippy, but do you think we'll have enough snowfall to make a s...
17/12/2018

Who's dreaming of a white Christmas? It is getting pretty nippy, but do you think we'll have enough snowfall to make a snowman like this jolly fellow made outside Lloyd's Bank in the 1960s?!
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Part of the Don Eades Collection
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Only 9 more sleeps til Christmas! If you're still looking for a gift that's a little different this year, have you thoug...
16/12/2018

Only 9 more sleeps til Christmas! If you're still looking for a gift that's a little different this year, have you thought about gifting someone one of our named bricks? For a suggested £30 donation you can put a loved one's name on a brick which will form part of the landscape of our new Museum after the redevelopment. Our named bricks showcase the amazing support the museum has had from the local community and we want as many people to be a part of it as possible! You can also name a brick for a local society or organisation, or even for your business. Perhaps you or someone you love used to work at Petersfield Police Station or the Courthouse and want to be part of its legacy? We've also had people name bricks after their pets. Forms can be downloaded from our website (www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk/support-us/funded-projects/pathways-past-project/name-brick) or picked up from the museum on Wednesday 19th December and if you contact us before Thursday we can email you out a gift voucher for someone to open on Christmas Day!
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If you didn't know already, today is the last Saturday our Museum Shop will be open before Christmas! A great time to pi...
15/12/2018

If you didn't know already, today is the last Saturday our Museum Shop will be open before Christmas! A great time to pick up some extra little stocking fillers!!
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Jewellery is always a popular Christmas present choice. We recently had this amazing Bronze Age Hoard on display at the ...
14/12/2018

Jewellery is always a popular Christmas present choice. We recently had this amazing Bronze Age Hoard on display at the Museum. The two torcs (which would have been worn around the neck) and two bracelets were found by a metal-detectorist in Buriton in 2016. These are highly crafted objects, decorated by twisting or incising the metal. I wonder if these were given as a gift? How would you feel to find something like this under your tree this Christmas?
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Our wonderful shop is open today for all your Christmas gift-buying needs!We have delightful paintings and prints from l...
12/12/2018

Our wonderful shop is open today for all your Christmas gift-buying needs!
We have delightful paintings and prints from local artists such as Gordon Rushmer, Anne Hayward, Jill Martin and our own Flora Twort. There are stunning pieces of turned wood by Colin Norgate and the Edward Barnsley Workshop. Glass decorations by Heidi Robinson of Elephantblossom and Jill Martin.
If you want to give something unquie and handmade by local craftspeople this Christmas, come in and see what our shop has to offer. Open today, Saturday and next Wednesday 19th December from 10am to 4pm.
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Tis the season for Christmas parties! We're looking forward to our Volunteer Christmas party tomorrow. Are you getting y...
11/12/2018

Tis the season for Christmas parties! We're looking forward to our Volunteer Christmas party tomorrow. Are you getting your glad rags on this week? How about this Victorian feather presentation fan? This would have been used by a débutante at a "coming out" or presentation ball. Débutantes were young ladies who had completed a their education and were eligible to marry who were presented at court to the Queen. What accessories do you wear at your Christmas parties?
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December the 10th: this is the last week for our Art Club before Christmas and everyone is having fun making slime!!! To...
10/12/2018

December the 10th: this is the last week for our Art Club before Christmas and everyone is having fun making slime!!! To find out more about our art club call the museum on 01730 262601 or email [email protected]ld Museum.co.uk. #christmas #museumadvent #museumchristmas #artclub #petersfield #petersfieldmuseum #creativeadvent @ Petersfield Museum and Flora Twort Gallery

Do you always get socks for Christmas? How about this pair of Queen Victoria's stockings?! Part of the Bedale Historic D...
09/12/2018

Do you always get socks for Christmas? How about this pair of Queen Victoria's stockings?! Part of the Bedale Historic Dress Collection.
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❊❊❊Last Day of Opening❊❊❊We've used the magic of Facebook to create this snowy scene, but it's actually real...
08/12/2018

❊❊❊Last Day of Opening❊❊❊

We've used the magic of Facebook to create this snowy scene, but it's actually really nice outside on the Museum's last day of opening!

The shop will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays until December 19, so there's still plenty of time for Christmas shopping, but today is your last chance to see our exhibitions before we close for the winter.

Remember, if you bring a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard you and a friend get in for free!
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