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Eastleigh Museum, Eastleigh

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Discover Eastleigh’s past, and meet Mr and Mrs Brown a local locomotive engine driver and his wife. There is always something new to see with a regularly changing programme of special exhibitions, workshops, talks and events, plus Family Friendly activities, cafe, and gifts.



Take J13 of the M3, or J5 of the M27. Follow signs for Town Centre, parking is available in several surface car parks or in the Swan Shopping Centre. Satnav or route planning, the postcode is SO50 5LF.


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 High Street. The Museum is half way down High Street on the right hand side.


Eastleigh town centre has extensive cycle parking along Market Street, Factory Road and Wells Place.


Eastleigh bus station is a five minute walk away, follow signs for the Point. At the statue of the Railway Man, turn left into High Street. The Museum is half way down High Street on the right hand side.

On foot

Once in the town centre, the Museum is in High Street, virtually opposite ‘Iceland’.
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  • This is such a small museum that packs some lovely little exhibits into essentially 2 rooms. The main exhibit is a wartime house and a railway exhibit (due to the Ashleigh railworks). The back room ho...  more »
  • A small and very well run attraction in the centre of town. Lots of items depicting the past. Railway memorabilia and maps of the area from many years ago. A contribution is all they ask. Also a small...  more »
  • My family come from Eastleigh and we're all employed by the railways, so if you are interested in local history, and memories of the southern railway then this place is for you.  more »
  • Excellent local history museum.
  • Used to spend all my time here as a child. Still pretty good today! The purple is a nice touch
  • Celebrates Eastleigh as a railway town, plus local exhibitions
  • Lots of things to see and learn about things I never knew happened in Eastleigh

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