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Hampshire Museums

The Willis Archaeology Gallery

Discover Basinsgtoke and Deane's rich archaeological heritage including the unusual Iron Age burial found at Viables, the Roman burial from Winklebury and reconstructions of nationally important Saxon buildings at Cowderys Down.

The gallery also features objects which give an insight into some of the subjects that fascinated Mr Willis and generations of local people. The clocks, watches and tools were acquired by Mr Willis during his career as a clock maker and jeweller. Many objects of great local significance, were given to the Museum during his time as Curator. The archaeological material was found by Mr Willis and his companions during their field walking and excavations in the Basingstoke area: he was a keen archaeologist.


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