With 100 hands-on exhibits, a 200-seat auditorium and an equipment library, Winchester Science Centre is an exciting centre for all ages.
A place of tranquillity and beauty in the rolling South Downs, West Dean features a restored walled kitchen garden with some of the finest Victorian glasshouses in the country.
Butser Ancient Farm is a unique experimental archaeological site and a fascinating day out.
Nestled into the rolling South Downs National Park, this ancient farm displays ongoing constructions of Iron Age buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory and rare breeds of animals. This gem on the South Downs, rescued after a major fire in 1989, houses an elegant Georgian interior with a famous Grand Tour collection, which includes paintings, furniture and ceramics. He lived at The Wakes in the village of Selborne and it was here that he wrote the fabulously popular ‘Natural History of Selborne’.
Petersfield Museum and the Flora Twort Gallery hold exhibitions on local history, historic costume and work by the local artist Flora Twort.
The displays are made up from social, industrial and agricultural artefacts and archives.
Access to the battlefield is via an excellent network of footpaths, lanes and minor roads.The novelist Jane Austen is known worldwide for her popular novels describing the society of pre-industrial England.She spent the last eight years of her life here at Chawton in the 17th century house which is now preserved in her memory.These ‘hangers’ (woods growing on the sides of steep hills) are an important landscape feature of the Petersfield area in east Hampshire.Access to the reserve is difficult as it can only be reached by narrow lanes, or unmade tracks.