exhibitions at the Courthouse
The History of Petersfield
18 March - 29 November 2014
This years main displays at the Courthouse will focus on the history of Petersfield, including displays commemorating the First World War and the 70th anniversary of D-Day. We will also have displays relating to childhood, leisure, the emergency services and George Marston.
Petersfield's Club Life
18 March - 31 May 2014, Foyer
This exhibition will explore the appeal of club life and tell the history of Petersfield's societies, from sports to amateur theatre and civic societies, in objects and photographs
Life, Death and Honour: Soldiers of the Great War
3 June - 6 September 2014, Foyer
This exhibition, curated by year 8 students from a local high school, will focus on the local men who fought for their country, their experience of war, their stories of bravery and how we remember them today.
History on the Heath
9 September - 29 November 2014, Foyer
This exhibition will explore how Petersfield Heath has been used over the years. From the earliest Stone Age settlers through to ice creams and boat hire, it is a key part of the community
exhibitions at the Flora Twort Gallery
Historic costume gallery
In our historic costume gallery we will be showing dress from the first two decades of the 20th century, illustrating the change from complex dresses to looser fits that allowed movement.
A range of exhibitions by local artists, schools and community groups showcasing their work in our community gallery..
Click here for more details.
Enjoy the art of local artist Flora Twort and explore her beautiful pictures of Petersfield and its people. This years exhibition will focus on Flora Twort, her friends and the environment in which she worked.
In 2011 the Petersfield Area Historical Society presented Petersfield Museum with a rare 1911 sale document for the Hylton Estate, which includes details of many properties in Petersfield. Prints of individual pages can be purchased at Petersfield Museum.
Click here to look at the digitised document.
Read the 2014 Spring/Summer issue of The Squeaker Newsletter here!
Walks and Talks
Petersfield Museum will be running an exciting range of walks and talks throughout the year.
We have a range of exciting activities at the Flora Twort Gallery during the school holidays.
Petersfield Museum is a registered charity* and all the profits from these events will help to continue the museums work in collecting and preserving the town’s heritage, maintaining the buildings, care for items in the collection, improve educational activities, and ensure the long term future of the museum.
*Charity Registered no. 1108817