Chawton House Library

Alton GU34 1SJ

Chawton House Library is a charity with a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830. This specialist collection, set in the home and working estate of Jane Austen's brother, provides the opportunity to study and savour the texts in their original setting and inspires passion in readers of all ages. The Library's mission is to promote study and research in early English women's writing; to protect and preserve Chawton House, an English manor house dating from the Elizabethan period; and to maintain a rural English working manor farm of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, for the benefit of everyone.

Emsworth Museum

10B North Street
Emsworth PO10 7DD

The museum, opened in 1988, was formed to archive and display the history of Emsworth and its surroundings, to make the public aware of Emsworth's historical position. The museum is entirely run by volunteers, and has a selection of the area's history displayed in articles, books, pictures, clothing ships models.

Gosport Discovery Centre

High Street
Gosport PO12 1BT

In the centre of Gosport, the Discovery Centre combines the best of traditional libraries with an exciting world of fun, learning and leisure. Whether you want to find the latest blockbuster, dig up information on your ancestors, watch a dance performance, or learn to surf the net, it's all here.

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies

Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street
Winchester SO23 8TH

Hampshire Record Office holds parish registers, wills and inventories, school log books, and tithe and enclosure maps, as well as archives of many significant institutions and organisations which have proved key to an understanding of national trends and events. Among these are the records of the medieval bishops of Winchester.

Hampshire Museums & Archives Service

Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane
Winchester SO23 8RD

We are one of the largest and most dynamic museum services managing 19 museums and specialist sites across Hampshire. We care for a wealth of collections representing Hampshire's archaeology, history, natural sciences, art and cultural life.

Hampshire Naval Collection

Gosport Library, High Street
Gosport PO12 1BT

Hampshire Naval Collection at Gosport Discovery Centre covers the Royal Navy and all aspects of British naval history including the Merchant Navy when there is an involvement in warfare. A substantial amount of material reflects the strong links between Hampshire, particularly Gosport, and the Navy.

Historic Environment Centre - HEC

Colebrook Street
Winchester SO23 9LJ

Located in Winchester Guildhall, above the Tourist Information Centre, the Historic Environment Centre is a search room where members of the public can consult aspects of the museums Service collections and meet members of staff by appointment only. Also museums' education service based there and the Historic Environment Record - a database and associated information of all known historic sites and monuments across the district. It replaces the former resources centre based at Hyde, and brings the services formerly provided there into the centre of town for greater convenience.

Hovercraft Museum Trust, The

Argus Gate, Chark Lane
Lee-on-Solent PO13 9NY

The Hovercraft Museum, based in Lee-on-the-Solent, has the only collection in the world of historic hovercraft. There are 60 hovercraft within several hangars on the Daedalus site. Every year we have a major Hovershow event when you can experience the thrill of hovercraft trips, displays of modern and historic craft and see many more on display.

Museum of Army Flying, The

Middle Wallop
Stockbridge SO20 8DY

Historic helicopters, aeroplanes, kites, gliders, dioramas, exhibits, displays, all telling the story of 'soldiers in the air' from 19th century balloons to the present day and attack helicopters. Plus 2 flight simulators, rifle simulators, play park, 1940s house, childrens centre, gift shop, cinema, licensed cafe with airfield views, picnic area and plenty of parking. A343 between Andover and Salisbury; next to busy working airfield.

National Motor Museum, The

Brockenhurst SO42 7ZN

The world renowned National Motor Museum at Beaulieu has over 250 vehicles from every motoring era. Exhibits include some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary World Record Breakers like Bluebird, 'TV Star' cars like Del Boy's Reliant Regal and rare oddities like the giant orange on wheels.

New Forest Centre, The

New Forest Centre
Lyndhurst SO43 7NY

The New Forest Centre houses a museum of the New Forest, a temporary exhibition gallery, a reference library, shop and VIC. We run an education service that caters to local schools and a lifelong learning programme of exhibitions and events.

Petersfield Museum

The Old Courthouse, St Peters Road
Petersfield GU32 3HX

The museum was set up in 1999 and is located in the former Magistrates Courthouse. Collections: The museum holds collections on the social, industrial and agricultural history of Petersfield and the surrounding villages. The collections are made up from artefacts and archives (including maps, oral history accounts, and photographs).

Pompey Pals Project

c/o 14 Trevis Road, Milton
Portsmouth PO4 8LY

An organisation to commemorate those men and women from Portsmouth & surrounding area who served during the Great War whether overseas or at home.

Portsmouth Museums & Records Service

Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth City Museum
Portsmouth PO1 2LJ

Portsmouth's collections cover a vast array of subjects; notably social history, military history, natural history, fine and decorative art and the literary collections pertaining to Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan-Doyle.

Portsmouth Records Office

Portsmouth History Centre, Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square
Portsmouth PO1 2DX

The Portsmouth History Centre is on the second floor of Portsmouth Central Library and comprises: City Records Office Archive; library resources on family, local and naval history; Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens collections.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Haslar Jetty Road
Gosport PO12 2AS

Walk through HMS Alliance, the UK's only surviving British WW2 submarine, become a pirate and feel the force in our interactive gallery. Meet the crew, dive into games and discover tales of true heroes of the Submarine Service.

Royal Victoria & Military Cemetery Netley Archive

24 Johns Rd, Woolston
Southampton SO19 9BU

An archive for anyone interested in the Royal Victoria Hospital and Military cemetery at Netley.

Southampton Archives

Civic Centre, Civic Centre Road
Southampton SO14 7LY

Southampton archives services hold a rich variety of material relating to the city and its people dating back to 1199. Whether you are researching your Southampton or merchant seamen ancestors, the history of your house or general topics such as Southampton during the Second World War, we may have sources to help.

Winchester Cathedral

1 The Close
Winchester SO23 9LS

Explore more than 1000 years of history in Europe's longest medieval Cathedral. Discover the beautiful illuminated Winchester Bible, Morley Library, 12th-century wall paintings, medieval carvings, contemporary art and the awe and wonder of this magnificent building.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Jewry Street
Winchester SO23 8SB

Winchester Discovery Centre is a new generation of libraries, run by Hampshire County Council. It houses a public library, two galleries, a performance hall, cafe and learning spaces.