Hampshire and Isle of Wight News

Rolling stock and artefacts to be relocated from West Somerset Railway to Watercress Line

November 6, 2020
  The Mid Hants Railway Ltd (MHR), Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society (MHRPS) and Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust (S&DRT) are... 

Chawton House launches a special exhibition featuring items made by volunteers over Lockdown for November’s ‘Craft Month’

October 29, 2020
Chawton House, Hampshire, October 2020. With staying at home becoming the rule rather than exception, many of us have returned to traditional... 

Christmas at Emirates Spinnaker Tower

October 26, 2020
Festive High Tea Indulge yourself this Christmas with a festive ‘High Tea’ at Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches 105... 

Theatre Royal Winchester announces Christmas Show 2020!

October 22, 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester has today announced that the show will go on this Christmas after all with a panto-styled show called Four Dames in... 

Jane Austen’s House launches Jane Austen’s House From Home

October 22, 2020
Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire today launches Jane Austen’s House From Home a suite of online experiences that bring the treasures of... 

Portsmouth’s Mary Rose invites you to celebrate diversity with The Many Faces of Tudor England exhibition

October 20, 2020
As part of a revitalised offer for Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the Mary Rose is delighted to announce the continuation of The Many Faces of... 

What’s on this November

October 20, 2020
This November there are lots of exciting events going on at Hampshire's Top Attractions, from festive events to adventure days, educational... 

The Christmas magic of  POLAR continues this December at Robin Hill!  

October 20, 2020
Join Robin Hill for the second installment of their winter woodland experience this December. The festive POLAR story continues on selected... 

Watercress Line announces festive fun with Father Christmas

October 20, 2020
The Watercress Line is adding to its festive events with the announcement of Father Christmas visiting the heritage line on selected dates in... 

2021 sailing programme released by Southampton’s Steamship Shieldhall

October 20, 2020
Steamship Shieldhall marked her 65th birthday this summer, but was unable to celebrate in style as planned with a trip to the Nab Tower.... 

Spinnaker Tower celebrates landmark birthday

October 15, 2020
Emirates Spinnaker Tower celebrates a landmark anniversary this Sunday (18th October 2020) as it embarks on its 15th year of welcoming visitors... 

Gilbert White Museum awarded nearly £170,000

October 15, 2020
Collections & Marketing manager Kimberley James toasting success with the newly installed Gilbert White statue Gilbert White & The... 

The Mary Rose receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 13, 2020
The Mary Rose, at Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard, has been awarded £655,304 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery... 

MP Steve Brine welcomes £600k grant to boost Watercress Line’s future

October 13, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21623" align="alignnone" width="500"] Pictured: Watercress Line Chairman Richard Lacey (left) and Steve Brine MP... 

Play to the Crowd’s immediate future secured

October 12, 2020
Play to the Crowd – the arts and education charity which runs Theatre Royal Winchester, Hat Fair and Playmakers – has announced today that,... 

The Watercress Line receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 9, 2020
Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including The Watercress Line, have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture... 

Chawton House receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

October 9, 2020
Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Chawton House have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund... 

Where to see Santa in Hampshire this Christmas!

October 8, 2020
After the year we have all had we deserve a bit of festive cheer, and although we will still be following guidelines and restrictions, we are... 

Winchester College host event for invited audience at Theatre Royal Winchester

October 6, 2020
Theatre Royal Winchester opened its doors on Thursday evening to a live audience for the first time since lockdown for an invitation-only... 

Last chance to meet giant fearsome creatures at Marwell Zoo this October half term

October 6, 2020
TAKE your mini monsters to Marwell Zoo this October half term for the last chance to see its larger than life toy brick adventure... 

Galleries and indoor café to reopen at Fort Nelson

October 2, 2020
  Fort Nelson is delighted to announce that our main museum galleries and indoor café will be reopening on Monday 5 October. Fort Nelson... 

Chawton House launches a special programme of events on all things Gothic

October 2, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21489" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo credit: Claire Lewis.[/caption] To celebrate the spookiest holiday of the... 

Watercress Line announces new Steam Illuminations event

September 25, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21375" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo credit: AJ Goss.[/caption] The Watercress Line is delighted to announce an... 

Chawton House Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award for Visitor Attractions

September 25, 2020
  Chawton House today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Visitor Attractions. Based on a full... 

Adventure in Hampshire this October

September 18, 2020
As the season begins to change, Hampshire promises a picturesque setting for your days out! Whether you're looking to enjoy an autumnal walk at... 

Half-term and Halloween fun in Hampshire

September 18, 2020
We love this time of year, it means it's not long until half-term fun and spooky Halloween activities in Hampshire! This year our attractions... 

Exceptional breeding year gives much needed boost to efforts to return the UK’s rarest lizard

September 10, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21211" align="alignnone" width="1500"] From left to right - Rachel Gardner, Nick Moulton, Mark Warn - releasing... 

Watercress Line announces £250k grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund

September 8, 2020
[caption id="attachment_15425" align="alignnone" width="1149"] Watercress Line[/caption] The Watercress Line is delighted to announce that it... 

Heritage Open Days 2020 – Discover more of Hampshire’s Heritage

September 8, 2020
Heritage Open Days is a celebration of history and culture across England. The annual event takes place between the 11th - 20th September when... 

Late Summer Screening on the Lawn: Emma (2020)

September 4, 2020
Chawton House is excited to announce its very first outdoor cinema event with a screening of ‘Emma’ (2020) on Sunday 13th September... 

Play to the Crowd’s Survival Fundraising Appeal hits milestone

September 4, 2020
[caption id="attachment_21193" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Dick WhittingtonTheatre Royal Winchester30th November 2019©The Other... 

Escape to Chawton House, your local get away

September 1, 2020
See out the last of the long summer days in the beautiful setting of Chawton House. With a Country Fair, Sunday Picnics, Parkland Breakfasts,... 

‘Incredibly rare’ African wild ass foal among latest newborns at Marwell Zoo!

August 18, 2020
Marwell Zoo is celebrating three new births including a critically endangered African wild ass – one of the world’s rarest animals. Born to... 

Back to school – time to make the most of it!

August 14, 2020
For many the months of juggling children at home full time, homeschooling, work and play, has been exhausting. Lockdown followed by the summer...