Welcome to Hampshire

This map pinpoints some of the most exciting cultural venues in Hampshire.

We will showcase, connect and empower its creative economy

Social History - Work

Powered machine tools, illustrative of Hampshire industry

Hand tools, powered tools and equipment associated with urban and rural  trades and crafts practised in Hampshire.

Printing Technology 
Printing blocks, type specimens and printing machinery associated with specific Hampshire Companies and newspapers.

Stationary Engines 
Stationary engines acquired from the late Nelson Ewer of Lymington.
Additional engines associated with Hampshire through use. 

Lawn Mowers 
Hampshire built lawn mowers including material manufactured by Shay of Basingstoke.

Marine Technology
The Museums Service has a limited number of locally built or based vessels, including a World War I gun monitor ship, and two coastal patrol vessels.

Printed material and hand tools relating to local ship builders

  • Thornycroft collection of vehicles and power units, including examples of marine engines manufactured in Reading and Basingstoke
  • Work related printed ephemera
  • Works magazines and newsletters
  • Union cards, rules and regulations
  • Social clubs and welfare material