After arriving at Petersfield railway station have a wander and explore this picturesque town. If you’re luck enough to be visiting on a Wednesday or Saturday you can take some time to explore Petersfield market. Head to Petersfield Museum, located in the Old Magistrates Courthouse. Here you can discover the social, industrial and agricultural history of Petersfield and the surrounding areas. View the archive of local photographs and maps and enjoy viewing some of the many artefacts on display ranging from Petersfield Tokens from 1793 to the locally manufactured Minibrix.
Visit the Flora Twort gallery located in the 18th century cottage where this local artist lived. Here you can be inspired by the collection and paintings, sketches and notebooks of her work. This cottage also houses a historic costume gallery with pieces dating from 1720 including everything from a selection of Regency and Victorian dresses to a 1950’s ruched nylon ball gown.
After soaking in the history of Petersfield head outside to Petersfield Heath. A 69 acre site used by humans since ancient times. This is a perfect place to sit down, relax and enjoy a picnic. Alternatively you can have lunch at The Plump Duck situated at the edge of Petersfield Heath Pond. After lunch explore the heathlands, try to spot some of the many species that inhabit this area and discover the 21 Bronze Age Barrows.
Go for a walk around the Heath Pond and take in the beautiful surroundings, or if you’re feeling spontaneous rowing boats are available for hire during the summer season. Once you’ve taken in all that Petersfield has to offer simply walk back to the station and catch a train home.
The Old Courthouse, Saint Peter’s Road, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 3HX
Flora Twort Gallery
Church Path Studio, 21 The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HS
Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4LA
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The Plump Duck
Heath Road West, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4LA