Pathways into the Past Project

Petersfield Museum is changing!

Through a £3.7 million National Lottery Heritage funded project 'Pathways into the Past', our buildings, exhibitions and programmes will be transformed and an exciting new outdoor space created in the courtyard. We will have room to show far more than ever before, putting Petersfield Museum and our glorious surroundings on the map for local people and tourists alike. 

For the first time we will be combining our collections to tell a cohesive story of Petersfield and the surrounding villages. By displaying paintings by Flora Twort, for example, alongside household items and clothes of the 1920s, we can bring tomorrow’s visitors ever closer to their past. And we’ll start with the present day then take you back in time …

In order to accomplish this project the museum is currently closed, but you can keep up with news about our progress on our website or find out more here.

When the new Petersfield Museum opens in 2020, visitors will find stunning collections and galleries that would make any community proud.

If you would like to find out more about the project and how you can help support it then you can email our curator, Sophie Yaniw at