Friday 1st April | 10am-3pm Hosted by BBC TV experts Tim Weeks and Izzie Balmer Bring along your items for FREE valuation Jewellery, Toys, Watches, Medals & Militaria, Silver, Coins, Ceramics, Vinyl Records, Clocks, Sporting Memorabilia, or any other items you wish to have appraised. No need to book – look forward to seeing you!

To say thank you to everyone that buys a lottery ticket and therefore contributes to our funding, anyone wanting to visit this Saturday 26 April can come in for FREE… when they show their lottery ticket to our volunteer on the Welcome Desk #ThankstoYou

The Museums Association supports the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian Federation military forces and echoes its concern about the risks faced by museum professionals on the ground in Ukraine. The Museum Association statement can be found HERE

Open Gardens is a major fundraiser for the museum and great fun, attracting 750+ visitors and raising nearly £6,000 for the museum. Thanks to a brilliant response from our Garden Owners we will be running Lymington Open Gardens on Sunday 29 May 2022.  We need help from stewards, cake makers and other volunteers.  We also …

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We are delighted to say that once again we are working in partnership with Lymington Community Centre to bring our ‘Festive Bash’ from 20 to 23 December. If you are receipt of Benefit related Free School Meals, SEND or have Children with additional needs* you are invited to join us at our HAF Festive Bash …

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Last night Historian Dan Snow came to St Barbe to support the Celtic Countdown by recording a live stream and podcast with our Trustee Professor Tony King. They discussed the designs on the coins which really are striking examples including images of horses, boars and even three men in a boat – amazing detail considering …

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In 2018 there was an exciting discovery: a hoard of nearly 300 coins from the late Iron Age were found buried in the muddy ground, not too far from St Barbe.

Help us secure the Celtic Hoard for everyone to see

We are delighted to once again be part of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser supporting the Food Bank and the BH1 project. What is Empty Bowls? Local potters create beautiful handmade bowls, each with their own style and they donate them to raise money for people in need. St Barbe is hosting an event on Saturday …

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On 29 October 2021 we are launching an exciting online exhibition exploring the life and work of the author Dennis Wheatley. Famous for his books about Satanism and the occult, Wheatley lived at Grove Place in Lymington from 1945 to 1968. He also wrote numerous best-selling thrillers and other books, a number of which were set …

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Hallett Independent has been announced as the new sponsor of St Barbe Museum’s Art Gallery.  A well-respected insurance broker in the art world, Hallett Independent which has been based in Lymington for over 25 years, is a specialist firm of art insurance brokers for museums and galleries, artists and dealers.  They also provide high net …

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