Willis Museum Resource Room
Discover more about Basingstoke and Deane and the surrounding area at a visit to the Willis Museum Resource Room. Located on the museum's second floor, the Resource Room holds a wide variety of books, photographs, postcards, maps and other reference material. A team of Museum Assistants is happy to help with enquiries, although visitors are advised to contact the museum on 01256 465902 to check their availability.
The museum's galleries explore the borough's rich archaeological heritage, from the Iron Age period through to the Romans and Saxons, as well as detailing the town's more recent past. The Willis Museum also houses many items of local interest, including the Basingstoke Stump Work and The Deane Cup.
All Hampshire County Council libraries hold basic reference collections and information about
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Hampshire Record Office
Located in Winchester, Hampshire Records Office contains a wealth of material, from maps and manorial rolls through to film and sound records. Researchers can visit the Office in person or make use of the paid search facility. For further information log on to http://www.hants.gov.uk/record-office.