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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