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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.

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A selection of paintings by members of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, which takes the theme of ‘family; familiar’ as the starting point for a specially curated exhibition, opening in the Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre on 22 March. Featuring self-portraits and portraits of the artists’ family members, as well as portraits of people who have played an important role in the development of their careers. From 22 March to 11 May.


Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond comes to the Sainsbury Gallery at the Willis Museum, Basingstoke, from 29 March. This wonderful exhibition displays book covers and illustrations for Terry Pratchett’s novels including well known characters like Rincewind, the Wee Free Men and, of course, Death.

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A nostalgic exhibition exploring some of the most popular (and some less well-known) board and card games from the 1920s through to the 1970s. At the Allen Gallery, Alton from 8 February to 29 March and then Westbury Manor Museum in Fareham from 5 April to 21 June.

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Join us for Lost World Zoo at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke. Hunt for the extinct animal sculptures in your spotter’s guide, dress up as an explorer and make your own LEGO® brick bug plus much more! It’s on from 26 February to 27 April. Book your tickets today!

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A magical life-sized knitted garden is coming to Gosport Gallery on 15 March. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden, which is complete with knitted flowers and insects, garden shed and mouth-watering picnic. Come and join in to help our garden grow.



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