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Changing lives through culture

Hampshire Cultural Trust is an independent charity, established in 2014 to promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors.

Our charitable purpose is changing lives through culture. We are committed to achieving this even as the world adapts to a new normal.

From museums to galleries to arts centres, we manage 23 attractions across the county, welcoming over 740,000 people each year. As our venues begin to reopen in accordance with government guidance, we will do our utmost to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors while continuing a unique cultural offer.

We run a huge variety of exhibitions, events, workshops, classes and projects for both young and old, in schools and in communities, with particular emphasis on reaching people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged and would not normally be able to access arts and culture. In addition, we care for 2.5 million objects that relate to Hampshire’s rich and internationally important cultural heritage.

In response to our 23 venues being closed due to the coronavirus crisis, we launched Culture on Call, a digital publication designed to bring culture and communities together during this challenging time.

With our venues now open, this publication will continue to be a source of information, activity and entertainment as we begin to return to a new normal. Visit the support page to find out more.

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