Museum: The National Motor Museum is an astonishing collection of the worlds best and most unique motor vehicles, covering over 250 examples from antique and veteran cars to modern speed machines. Beaulieu,
England, SO42 7ZN
Museum: The Breamore Countryside Museum provides a fascinating look at village life in times past. See restored worker's cottages, shops, and an early garage. There is a large collection of early steam-powered farm vehicles. Even earlier is the four-train turret clock of Bavarian design. This clock dates to the late 16th century and is twice the size of the oldest clock in Britain at Salisbury Cathedral. Breamore,
England, SP6 2DF
When is a musuem not a museum? When it's integrated into the attractions of a shopping mall! The Brooks Experience is a view of life in Medieval and Roman Winchester, free to be enjoyed by shoppers at Winchester's Brooks Shopping Centre.
Brooks Shopping Centre,
England, SO23 8QY
18th-century naturalist Rev Gilbert White can claim to be one of the pioneers of ecological study. He lived at The Wakes in the lovely Hampshire village of Selborne and it was here that he wrote the fabulously popular 'Natural History of Selborne'.
The Wakes, High Street Selborne,
England, GU34 3JH
This delightful museum is located in the comfortable 17th-century house where Austen worked and wrote some of her most enduring novels, including Pride and Prejudice. See the table where she wrote, and numerous artefacts associated with her and her family. In the Old Bakehouse is the donkey cart in which Austen rode when she became too ill to walk.
Three historic buildings set in one of the best-preserved parts of old Romsey. King John's House is an early medieval half-timbered building dating to the 13th century. Many of the original architectural details can still be seen, including an unusual bone floor. Next door Tudor Cottage is a late Tudor or early Jacobean building which has been restored on the upper floor to its original condition. The final building in this 'time capsule' of historic properties in a Victorian and Edwardian museum, showcasing life in Romsey in that period. The upper floor has been restored as the gunshop it once was, using original fittings and display items. Church Street,
England, SO51 8BT
'Horse Power' is the museum of the King's Royal Hussars, and showcases the role played by the Hussars in military engagements over the centuries. There are life-sized displays, interactive exhibits, medals, photographs, and military mementoes covering over 3 centuries. The only museum in Hampshire dedicated to cavalry. Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road Winchester,
England, SO23 8TS
The Mary Rose was a powerful warship, built on the orders of King Henry VIII between 1509 and 1511. The vessel was probably named for Henry's favourite sister, Mary. The ship went down off Portsmouth in 1545, but was later raised and is preserved in Portsmouth harbour. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Visitor Centre Portsmouth,
England, PO1 3PY
Located in the Peninsula Barracks building, this museum traces the history of the Green Jackets, with historic artefacts, uniforms, and archival photographs. Mementoes include a writing case used by General Wolfe at the Battle of Quebec and clothing worn by the Duke of Wellington. Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road Winchester,
England, SO23 8TS
This interesting museum tracing the history of the Royal Hampshire Regiment from 1702 is located in a Grade I listed Georgian building designed in 1730 by Thomas Archer. The museum is set in a lovely Memorial Garden, featuring colourful roses surrounding the regimental memorial. The garden is open to the public during daylight hours. Serles House, Southgate Street Winchester,
England, SO23 9EG
The court tries offences committed in the city of London
This Day in British History
20 November, 869
Death of St Edmund
A Danish force under Ivar defeated and killed Edmund, king of the East Angles, at Hoxne, Suffolk. Edmund was later sanctified as St Edmund. His death is a frequent theme in medieval wall paintings, where he is represented tied to a stake, while Danish archers shoot at him.
This monarch was second in line to the throne until the untimely death of his brother, the Duke of Clarence
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