Hampshire Cultural Trust was established as an independent charity in 2014 to promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors.

We manage and support visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and arts centres across Hampshire that were previously operated by Hampshire County Council and Winchester City Council.

We run a huge variety of workshops, classes, events 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 vision

To create inspirational cultural experiences in Hampshire that enrich and transform lives.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide great arts, heritage, museums and creative programming, working closely with local and national partners, and placing communities, our collections and their stories at the heart of everything we do.

Our goals

  • To provide high-quality programmes and venues that engage diverse audiences and inspire local pride
  • To improve wellbeing, health and happiness through cultural experiences
  • To deliver a sustainable future for culture in Hampshire, contributing to the local economy and building stronger communities  
  • To create fulfilling employment and volunteering opportunities through culture

We’re an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, which means funding thanks to National Lottery players plays a huge part in supporting our work.  


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