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Hampshire Museums

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.

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Opening on 4 October at Gosport Gallery, this exhibition 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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This new exhibition opens on 4 October in the Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre. It tells the story of this iconic fashion garment and includes the exclusive display or a WW1 cavalry trench coat and the coat worn by Marlene Dietrich in “A Foreign Affair”.

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Wellcome Image Awards 2014 exhibition at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Opening on 7 October at the Willis Museum, this display of 18 award-winning images brings to life the vibrancy of a world of science normally hidden to the naked eye.



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