Petersfield Museum's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

14th May, 2019 - 18th May, 2019



Entrance to this exhibition is FREE.

Start and end times
10:00am - 4:00pm

On 15 May 1999, during Museums week, Petersfield Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. The first exhibits included a Victorian penny farthing, the town charter and Minibrix. We’ll be showing some of these early acquisitions during a special week-long exhibition celebrating twenty years of Petersfield Museum.

Three years prior to opening, the Petersfield Museum Trust held an exhibition in the Festival Hall, to promote the idea of having a Museum in the town. At this exhibition, local community groups and individuals brought along objects and stories to boost the collection of exhibits for the new Museum. Over twenty years later, we’re inviting you to do the same. Whether you have an artefact you would like to donate, a photograph for us to scan or an oral history you’d like us to record, volunteers will be on hand to help during the exhibition. Any item that may enhance our collections will be gratefully received.

During this week, we will also be displaying a selection of Don Eades’ photographs of Petersfield for the very first time. Don Eades was photographer for the Petersfield Post during the late twentieth century and the insight they provide into life in the town at that time is incomparable. We are very excited to be able to share these images and would appreciate help in identifying people and places captured in the photographs on display.

You’re also invited to celebrate with us at our birthday party on 15th May. Hear our story so far, and all about our exciting plans for the future, over a drink and a slice of cake. And afterwards enjoy the party games!  Click here for more details.