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Andover Museum
6 Church Close

SP10 1DP
Telephone: 01264 366 283
Fax: 01264 339 152
Email: musmda@hants.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

Hampshire Museums and Archives Service manages collections on the archaeology, history, art and environment of the county, in 19 historic sites and museums, 11 in partnership with District Councils, and in reserve in store at Chilcomb House, Winchester. The museums managed are Aldershot Military Museum; Rushmoor Local History Gallery, Aldershot; The Curtis Museum, Alton; The Allen Gallery, Alton; Museumof the Iron Age, Andover; Basing House, Basingstoke; The Willis Museum, Basingstoke; Milestones, Basingstoke; Burlesdon Windmill; Red House Museum and gardens, Christchurch; Eastleigh Museum; Flora Twort gallery, Pertersfield, Gosport Museum; SEARCH, Gosport; Havant Museum; Rockbourne Roman Villa Museum, Fordingbridge; Westbury Manor Museum, Fareham; Monitr 33, Portsmouth and Treadgolds Museum, Portsmouth.140,000 objects and over 300,000 records can be accessed online, with 100% of records to be available by late 2004. Archaeology is described under Andover Museum, Decorative Art under Allen Gallery, Natural History under Curtis Museum, Social History under Curtis and Industrial History under Milestones.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays are of archaeology, Victoriana, Geology and Natural History. A local studies room is also available providing access to documents, maps and records relating to local history.
The museum incorporates the Museum of the Iron Age, which features artefacts from the hillfort at Danebury occupied 2000 years ago and the subject of almost 20 years of archaeological investigation.
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology (Andover Museum)
The Collection includes archaeological excavation archives from the County of Hampshire, but not the Cities of Winche...

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