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Featured exhibitions and activities

There's always something new to see with regularly changing temporary exhibitions of art, crafts, photography, local and natural history on at our museums. From the work of local societies and artists; to major touring exhibitions and shows on loan from major institutions. With a whole host of events and workshops on over the school holidays there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained.

Curiosity and the cat. Hannes Lochner

World-renowned exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year is once again on loan from the Natural History Museum, London. A firm favourite in our programme, this year’s competition finalists will not fail to impress. The exhibition features 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating animal behaviour to breath-taking wild landscapes, drawn from 43,000 entries. On display in the Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre until 21 September.

Entrenched

A new exhibition at Gosport Gallery from 30 August gives visitors the chance to experience what life was like for soldiers of the First World War - visit our replica trench, watch short creative films and discover real-life stories shared by local people. ENtrenchED is entirely researched and curated by students from local secondary schools who have been exploring the First World War and discovering their own personal connections.

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The Artists Rifles exhibition opens at the Willis Museum in Basingstoke on 5 July and follows the history of the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment - painters, sculptors, actors, architects, writers and poets who responded to the call to arms. Meet the Artists Rifles through a selection of artworks, including loans from the National Portrait Gallery, the Imperial War Museum and the British Council.

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Travel back in time for a war time adventure and enjoy a family experience in the streets of Milestones Hampshire’s Living History Museum. From 5 August join Tom and Emily’s journey through the war years as they investigate a suspected German spy, make friends with cavalry officer and his horse and learn about our allies from the Empire. Write your own war diary and see First World War Hampshire’s home front from a new perspective.

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This exhibition, opening at 10 locations across the County on 11 October, highlights Hampshire’s critical role in the First World War. With items and stories of specific local interest featured at each museum, the exhibition offers an opportunity for visitors of all ages to reflect on the events that touched the lives of millions of people and to remember them.

 

 

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