Behind the Scenes Tour

Behind the Scenes Tour

Join us and discover what happens behind the scenes inside Hampshire Record Office. Be guided around the building by an archivist who will explain how we preserve and make accessible Hampshire’s documentary heritage. Get a chance to see some of our favourite rarely seen documents.  Learn about the hazards that face paper documents and find out how we carefully bring them back to life. See the strongrooms which contain 8 miles of archives and store over 1,000 years of Hampshire’s history. Get comfy in our 80 seat cinema and watch some archival film from the Wessex Film and Sound Archive which holds 38,000 audio-visual items. Find out about the challenges of a constantly changing digital world and how we continue to preserve and make accessible your heritage. 

16 November, 2pm-4pm

Please be aware that this is a new tour after our first two tours sold out. This tour is taking place on 16 November and not 15 November!
Our venue is on the first floor. A lift is available. Since the lift cannot be used in an emergency, evacuation of less able visitors is down the stairs via an evacuation chair to which they must be able to self-transfer, or be accompanied by a carer who can help them transfer. We can cater for up to two such persons (see below).

Please note: tickets will not be issued so please retain your receipt

Cancellation and refunds

Cancellation by Hampshire Record Office: in the event of a cancellation by Hampshire Record Office all fees paid will be refunded. Where the minimum number of attendees is not reached, a decision to cancel will be made on the 4th week day before the event and those booked will be informed.
Cancellation by attendees: you will be eligible for a full refund if you cancel up to and including the fifth week day before the event. If you cancel after this point you will not be eligible for a refund of any part of the fee paid.

Description Quantity Price Buy
Booking: I want to book.
10 £10.00
Booking: I want to book. I cannot use the stairs in an emergency
2 £10.00