Step inside the story of Hampshire’s social, retail and industrial heritage and imagine what life would have been like during the Victorian era and the 1930s as you explore the life size streets, buildings, shops and vehicles. Be inspired by our wonderful collections from vehicles, toys, domestic appliances and lots more. See how our homes developed through the decades from 1930s to 1970s with our authentic room-sets.
You can explore the museum from between 2 to 4 hours. Experience the 1940s sweet shop and buy a 2oz ration of sweets with your old penny, purchased at the admission desk on arrival. Free audio guides enable our visitors to learn more about Hampshire’s Victorian and 1940s past with extra audio commentary as you explore the museum’s streets.
Other activities that children aged under 5 yrs can enjoy is the Play Post office and the whole family can enjoy dressing up in Victorian costumes to transport them back to that era. Try out the Vintage penny arcade machines in the arcade
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm
Bank Holidays: 10am–4.45pm
Last admission 3.45pm
OPEN Bank Holiday Mondays.
£11.00 (including donation)
£10.00 (excluding donation)
Child (aged 5-15 yrs)
£7.00 (including donation)
£6.30 (excluding donation)
£33.00 (including donation)
£30.00 (excluding donation)
Concession (aged 60+/Student with ID)
£10.00 (including donation)
£9.00 (excluding donation)
Under 5 yr olds
PRE-BOOKED Group Adult (15 + persons)
PRE-BOOKED Group Child aged 5-15 yrs (15 + persons)