Pathways into the Past

Since 2014, Petersfield Museum has been working on plans to extend and develop our site to increase display space and improve visitor experience.

Since successfully receiving our first-round development funding from the Lottery in 2016, the Museum has employed a professional project team to help bring our vision of the new museum into reality. The team has been working hard with Museum staff and trustees, and various public consultation sessions have taken place throughout 2017. This has culminated in a set of plans for the new museum, which include a new link building to join the Victorian Police Station and Courthouse, new permanent exhibitions and education and outreach activities. Submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund in early spring, we should know if our proposals are accepted  by late summer.

The Museum has also been actively fundraising the £900k needed in matched funding to access our HLF grant for the second round. Two thirds of the target has been found, with just £300k left to find. Generous grants from local trusts, individuals and Petersfield Town Council have helped us on our way to reaching this target.

The Museum will be holding events throughout the year, including our Name a Brick campaign, giving people the opportunity to become a part of the build itself!

If you would like to know more about our development plans or how you can help, please contact us