We care for over 2.5 million historic objects, from working steam engines to fragile ancient artefacts. Our collections tell the stories of the people who lived in Hampshire thousands of years ago to the present day. We welcome researchers to use our collections helping us reveal new insights, and support interesting and fascinating exhibitions in our venues for everyone to enjoy.

Objects from our collections are on display in our museums across the county. We also make the collection housed in our museum stores accessible by appointment. Our online database shows a selection of objects, some of which aren’t ordinarily on permanent display.