×July 2020 update: the Museum is now open, although with reduced hours. Pre-booking is ESSENTIAL, particularly to view the exhibition. Please note the exhibition is at the end of the one-way route operating around the Museum buildings.


Wildlife in the Red: Wildflower Meadows

Introducing our new virtual partnership exhibition... Once collectors’ curiosities, now endangered species Explore Wildlife in the Red - Wessex Museum's first online exhibition. Visit the Museum to see the accompanying display in our Long Room. Wildlife in the Red presents a range of natural history objects and environmental issues. From birds to butterflies, flowers to fish… explorers once scoured the globe to find exotic species to display in museums or private collections.  They tell stories…

Out of Egypt

Discover the secrets of Ancient Egypt in our family friendly exhibition featuring genuine Egyptian artefacts.  On loan from the Hampshire Cultural Trust.  PRE-BOOKING is ESSENTIAL.  Discover how ancient Egyptians treated their dead and see genuine objects placed in the tomb for the afterlife, including scarabs and mummified animals, mummy masks and wrappings, shabti (a figurine found in many ancient Egyptian tombs) figures and jewellery. Light levels will be kept low in order to protect the…

Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – postponed until 2021

OPENING POSTPONED until 2021 A groundbreaking exhibition of the celebrated artist Eric Ravilious showcasing the beautiful Wiltshire and Sussex Downlands. An exciting special exhibition exploring Eric Ravilious’ fascination with the sweeping downland landscapes of Wiltshire and Sussex. His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above. The importance of the downlands to Ravilious is well documented, but this exhibition will…

Exhibitions organised by our Wessex Museums partners


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