The museum is a former town house c1750, visited by Jane Austen
Andover from prehistoric times to the present day. Enjoy an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions, including art, craft, photography, history and more... visit the museum and then relax in our coffee shop.
Natural History and Archaeology
Dioramas, woolly mammoth bones, stone tools and local fossils. Archaeological finds include a Bronze age hoard and Saxon grave goods. Discover the legendary Cockatrice and see a rare Medieval ivory figurine of the Virgin and Child.
An Age of Improvement?
Industries such as banking and brewing flourished, making some families prosperous, meanwhile the chronic shortage of work led to riots and swift punishment, as illustrated by our town stocks. Be prepared if you open the cupboard.
From Victoria to Elizabeth II
The 1846 scandal of the Andover Workhouse and the history of Weyhill sheep Fair are just two of the subjects covered, including including Tasker’s Ironworks of Anna Valley. The Shop window has changing displays of objects.
Museum of the Iron Age
In the same building, the Museum of the Iron Age tells the story of Danebury hill fort which lies to the south west of Andover. The hill fort is one of the best studied sites of the British Iron Age.
6 Church Close
Andover, Hampshire SP10 1DP
tel 0845 603 5635 call charges
- Tue to Fri, 10am–5pm
- Sat, 10am–4pm
- Last entry 1/2 hour before closing
Groups please pre-book
Public internet access computer plus selection of research material.