Discover our collections

We care for over 2.5 million historic objects, from working steam engines to fragile ancient artefacts. Our collections tell the stories of the people who lived in Hampshire thousands of years ago to the present day. We welcome researchers to use our collections helping us reveal new insights, and support interesting and fascinating exhibitions in our venues for everyone to enjoy.

Visit our dedicated collections website


Data Hunters and Story Gatherers

Data Hunters and Story Gatherers: towards community curatorship is a unique project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Hunters and Gatherers is working with a new team of young volunteers to improve collections auditing and research, research significant, untold stories and develop community co-curation and engagement in new and exciting ways.

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