About

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.

From museums to galleries to arts centres, we manage 23 attractions across the county, welcoming over 740,000 people each year.

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.

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

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.

Based on the government’s restrictions during this uncertain time, our museums, galleries and arts centres are currently closed and will reopen when it is safe to do so. While we can’t open our venues in the traditional way throughout this period, we are keen to work with our visiting artists, customers and community to explore creative ideas for how we can keep the doors open to you virtually.

Visit the support page to find out more.

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