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|Jan to Dec - Monday to Sunday||10:30 AM to 04:30 PM|
The Curtis Museum was established by William Curtis in 1865 and is dedicated to the local history and culture of Alton, with exhibits spanning a time period from prehistoric times to the present. Two of the museum's most coveted items are the Alton Anglo-Saxon buckle and the Selbourne cup. The museum is home to a number of interesting exhibits such as the Jane Austin Trail, the True Story of "Sweet Fanny Adams", and the collectors' corner, which displays collections of local collectors who are willing to lend their collections to the museum. Of special interest to children is the large collection of toys and children's books dating back to the 18th Century. The museum is filled with local treasures that are sure to keep visitors of all ages riveted. Apart from the regular exhibits, the museum also organizes special workshops and activities suitable for families.
Gilbert White, the 18th-century naturalist and ornithologist, called this estate home for much of his life. Sprawling lawns and exquisite grounds surround the fully restored villa; a leisurely walk through the garden and tea in the Parlour Room are well-advised. The Oates Collection exhibits photographs and films which describe the life and adventures of Captain Lawrence Oates. Come and have a look at the different artifacts and other specimens from his collection and get to know more about his journey.
Discover the history of Basingstoke at this informative local museum. Willis Museum traces how life has changed in the town over the last 200 years. Attractions include reconstructions of excavated Saxon buildings, a recreation of a 1960s sitting room and kitchen and a local studies room that features old photographs, maps and postcards. There are also regular exhibitions of art, crafts and local history. Admission is free and there is a coffee lounge and a children play corner.
Travel back to times gone by, at this traditional steam fairground at Liphook in the Hampshire countryside. You can ride a narrow gauge steam railway through ancient woodland or visit a delightful steam farm, complete with farm animals that range from shire horses to bantams. Special events are arranged throughout the yea at the Hollycombe Steam Collection, such as a Collector's Weekend, a Commercial Vehicle and Fire Engine Weekend and a Working Agricultural Weekend, while fairground parties are also regularly held.
Set in a picturesque location with open green spaces all around, the Buster Ancient Farms is well laid out open air museum. The area consist of prehistoric buildings that are reconstructed to be used as for tourist interests and also for the purpose of experimental archaeology. The museum was built for archaeologists to study the lifestyle of the iron age man. This farm is open throughout the year to the public and also hosts a lot events on the grounds of the museum.