Eastleigh Museum

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High Street
SO50 5LF

  • Eastleigh Museum: 023 8064 3026

Take a tour through Eastleigh’s past and discover what town life was like in the 1930s. Housed in the old Salvation Army Citadel, explore Eastleigh’s history as an epicentre of railway development. In 1884, the London and South Western Railway company decided to build a wagon and carriage works at Eastleigh, leading to a huge boom in the town’s industry. Through the museum exhibits, explore how the railway led to massive growth in the area. There is always something new to see at the museum, with a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and fun, family-friendly activities.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm Sunday: Closed


Free entry

Travel directions:

By car: take J13 of the M3 or J5 of the M27 and follow signs for the town centre. Parking is available in several surface car parks or in the Swan Shopping Centre. For satnavs or route planning, the postcode is SO50 5LF. By train: the museum is within walking distance of Eastleigh train station. Follow signs for the shopping centre and the bus station; at the bus station, follow signs for the Point. At the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street. By bus: Eastleigh bus station is a five minute walk from the museum. Follow signs for the Point and at the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into the high street. The museum is half way down the high street on the right hand side.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

All areas of the museum are accessible to disabled visitors. Guide dogs are permitted inside the museum and there are facilities for hearing impaired visitors. An accessible toilet is available.


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Information point provided
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces

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