Buriton’s history featured in revamped museum


Well worth a visit

Bits of Buriton’s history are now on display and explained in the recently expanded and refurbished Petersfield Museum which is full of innovative designs, engaging presentations and a fascinating range of information and artefacts. 

The venue has recently reopened after a £4 million project and admission can be arranged online – using the ‘Tickets’ button at the top of the website www.petersfieldmuseum.co.uk

As well as bits about Buriton (including publications in the shop), highlights include:

  • A Victorian Justice Centre: Police Station, Cells, Courthouse etc
  • The Don Eades photo archives: local newspaper photos over three decades from the 1960s
  • The collection of Flora Twort’s paintings, sketches and notebooks
  • The Edward Thomas collection and study centre
  • The Bedales Historic Costumes collection
  • Archaeological research and collections from local sites: one of the largest Bronze Age barrow cemeteries in the South of England
  • The social history not only of the town but also of surrounding villages
  • A cultural hub and visitor centre for the country’s newest National Park.

There is also a very convivial Courtyard Café (open to everyone, not just museum visitors) with plenty of outdoor seating: serving teas, coffee, sandwiches and delicious cakes.

Opening times for the Museum are: Wednesday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm (last entry at 4pm); Sunday: 11am to 4pm (last entry at 3pm).