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Not long now…

Eastleigh Museum remains closed to the public for the time being, but in line with the government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions, we’re planning to re-open our doors on Monday 17 May. You will be able to pre-book a day and time to visit us from Friday 30 April. In the meantime, we’re still open online at Culture on Call, where we continue to bring arts, culture and heritage straight to you, wherever you are!

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Eastleigh Museum. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. Please read on for information about what to expect when you are with us.

What we are doing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 

  • Giving you a warm welcome at a safe distance
  • Using signage to help you maintain social distance
  • Providing hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Taking away high-contact exhibits and displays

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

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our reopening and coronavirus information and 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. Information on how to re-book or cancel your visit is detailed on your booking confirmation.

Opening times 

Our opening days and hours are available to view online. Please check before you visit.

Social distancing and hygiene 

During your visit, we ask that you follow our guidelines on social distancing and hygiene to help keep us all safe. Hand sanitiser stations are positioned at the entrance to the museum. To keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering when visiting Eastleigh Museum.

Toilet facilities

Our accessible toilet is open for use by our visitors.

Café and picnics

Takeaway refreshments are available including pre-packaged food and drinks. Please do not bring a picnic with you.

Gift shop

Our gift shop is open as normal. Unfortunately we cannot accept cashless payment.


To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. All interactive displays and children's toys have been removed from the galleries.


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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Risk assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to make our sites COVID secure and identify risk control measures.

We’re Good to Go 

Good to go

The Visit Britain We’re Good to Go symbol shows that Eastleigh Museum has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to help keep everyone safe.

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