Situated on the River Anton, a tributary of the Test, the historic market town of Andover boasts two museums in the same building. Andover Museum, telling the story of the town and surrounding ar...
Situated on the River Anton, a tributary of the Test, the historic market town of Andover boasts two museums in the same building. Andover Museum, telling the story of the town and surrounding area, opened in 1981, and it was joined in 1986 by the Museum of the Iron Age, which tells the story of nearby Danebury hillfort.
Grade II listed, the museum building started life as a Georgian townhouse in the mid 18th century. Evidence of this can be seen in the fine staircase, wooden panelling and decorative fireplaces. In the 1840s, the building was purchased by local philanthropist Martha Gale who gifted it to Andover Grammar School. The brick extension that houses the Museum of the Iron Age was added in the 1880s.
Our family-friendly offer
The museum is a great place for the whole family to enjoy. Here are just a few of the things you can do during your visit:
Discover the history of Andover from the Neolithic era to the current day,
Children can explore the dressing-up corner where there is a selection of fun and historic themed costumes,
Check out our regular programme of family-friendly craft days with drop-in make-and-take activities and bookable workshops,
Spot the objects around the museum with our fun activity sheets,
Visit our welcoming café and browse the museum shop,
The museum has a free car park with a disabled bay. There are steps to the front entrance with handrails and an accessible entrance to the rear of the building. The ground floor, including the shop and temporary exhibition gallery, is accessible to wheelchairs. There is a stairlift to the first and second floors. There are some restrictions in the building, please contact us on 01264 366283 before making a special journey.