Take a trip to our museums, arts centres and galleries across Hampshire for great family days out, to find out more about our history and heritage, discover world-class art or enjoy some of the very best in music, theatre and comedy that the county has to offer.
Take a tour through Eastleigh’s past and discover what town life was like in the 1930s. Housed in the old Salvation Army Citadel, explore Eastleigh’s history as an epicentre of railway development.
In 1884, the London and South Western Railway company decided to build a wagon and carriage works at Eastleigh, leading to a huge boom in the town’s industry. Through the museum exhibits, explore how the railway led to massive growth in the area.
There is always something new to see at the museum, with a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and fun, family-friendly activities.
Things to do
Meet Mr and Mrs Brown, a local locomotive engine driver and his wife, and discover how they lived
Explore interactive activities with a regular seasonal museum trail and special family games and challenges to get you looking at the collections in a very different way
Enjoy a variety of tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes at the Whistle Stop Café, a calm and cosy space where you can relax away from the bustle of the high street
Browse a range of items about the history of the Eastleigh area, including books, greetings cards and railway and flying themed items
A small and very well run attraction in the centre of town. Lots of items depicting the past. Railway memorabilia and maps of the area from many years ago. A contribution is all they ask. Also a small cafe for a decent cup of tea!