Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is an accredited, independent museum and registered charity. Established in 1999, we have recently undergone a transformative £4 million redevelopment, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

A rare example of a restored Victorian Justice Heritage site, our permanent collections include an Archaeology Collection and Social History Collection relating to Petersfield and the surrounding area, the Flora Twort Art Collection, Photography Collection (including the Don Eades Photographic Archive) and Fashion and Textiles Collection (including the Bedales Historic Dress Collection), as well as a Reference Archive.

The Flora Twort Gallery is a dedicated art gallery with an ambitious programme of fine art and contemporary craft exhibitions and an inclusive public programme.

We are also home to the Tim Wilton-Steer Collection of works by and about the poet and nature writer Edward Thomas, housed in the Edward Thomas Study Centre.

There is also our learning space housed in the old town courthouse, indoor and outdoor performance spaces, our Museum and Art Gallery Shop and our wonderful Coffee Shop.

Admission tickets allows you access to our museum and art gallery, to spend the day exploring our interactive displays and collections on show. Visit the Shop at the front of the museum, open to the public, for all of your local gifts. Explore our courtyard and stop by the Coffee Shop, open to the public, for your daily cup or coffee or selection of tempting treats.

We host a range of events that range from weekend art workshops for families to theatrical nights in our Victorian courthouse. Be sure to check out our What's on section to discover our upcoming activities and performances.

The Petersfield Area Historical Society opened the doors to Petersfield Museum in the magistrates’ courthouse.