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Staying safe

We are committed to doing everything that we can to ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit. With the change in government guidance, there are steps that we can all take to help keep everyone safe. While you are at the Allen Gallery…

We will

  • Give you a warm and friendly welcome
  • Provide hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Regularly monitor and clean shared spaces

We ask you to

  • Wear a face mask unless you are exempt
  • Keep a comfortable distance between you and other people
  • Enjoy your visit!

If you have any concerns or questions during your visit, please talk to a member of our team – we will be happy to help you.

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our Staying safe FAQs.

Please do not visit if you or any members of your household are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has it. 

Café and picnics

Hot and cold drinks and snacks are available from our café.  

Bring your own cup!

Get 30p off your next hot drink in the museum café when you bring your own reusable cup! Simply present your cup to a member of staff to claim your discount. 

Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity. The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Please donate to help us re-connect our communities through culture.

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The Allen Gallery has level access to the ground floor only. Guide dogs are welcome.

Group visits

To arrange a group visit or booking, please call the Allen Gallery on 01420 82802.

School visits

The Allen Gallery welcomes young visitors to study our permanent display of ceramics. We also hold a programme of regularly changing exhibitions which often have specific opportunities for schools.

For more information, please email alton.museums@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk or call 01420 82802.

How to get here

By car: the Allen Gallery is located near the centre of Alton. There is public pay and display parking nearby.

By rail: Alton railway station is within walking distance of the gallery.

By bus: Alton is served by buses from surrounding major towns. All buses terminate at Alton railway station, which is a five minute walk from the gallery.

Venue hire

To hire the Allen Gallery, please call 01420 82802.

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