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Following government guidance, our venues are all currently closed, but we'll be re-opening as soon as we possibly can. Why not visit Culture on Call for activity and entertainment!


Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Westbury Manor 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 booking your visit and 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
  • Introducing advanced booking to reduce queues 
  • Using signage to help you maintain social distance
  • Asking for cashless payment wherever possible
  • 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.

Booking your visit 

We have introduced advanced booking to Westbury Manor Museum to help us manage our visitor numbers. Booking your visit is free. Timed visits to Westbury Manor Museum take place at 10:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm. Please book a visiting time for each member of your party, including children.

Book your visiting time

Your visit will give you two hours to explore the museum and its grounds. Our team will give you 10 minutes notice before your visit is due to end. 

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. We are operating a one-way system at Westbury Manor Museum, which is indicated by signage. Hand sanitiser stations are positioned at the entrance to the museum and at the top of the stairs. To keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering when visiting Westbury Manor Museum.

Toilet facilities

Our accessible toilet is open for use by our visitors.

Café and picnics 

Takeaway refreshments and pre-packaged food are available to buy at the museum. You are welcome to bring a picnic, which can be eaten in the museum garden.

We’re passing on the VAT reduction on all applicable products. The reduction will be applied at the till when you make your purchase.

Gift shop 

Our gift shop is open as normal. Please use cashless payment for any purchases.

Exhibits 

To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, interactives and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. All family interactives have been removed from the galleries and the local history resources are temporarily unavailable.

Risk assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have carried out COVID-19 risk assessments for both the museum and café to make our sites COVID secure and identify risk control measures. More information is available here.

We’re Good to Go

Good to go

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

Support us

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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Accessibility

Westbury Manor is fully accessible, with a lift to all floors.

Group bookings and venue hire

To book a group visit or to hire our venue, please call 01329 822063.

How to get here

Westbury Manor is located in the centre of Fareham, a short walk from the town’s car parks, bus and rail stations.

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