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Bursledon Windmill Eastleigh Museum


Bursledon Windmill

Eastleigh Museum


BURSLEDON WINDMILL WINDMILL LANE, BURSLEDON, SO31 8BG 023 8040 4999 Flour Power Weekend 13 and 14 May Come along and follow the milling process from grain to loaf as we celebrate National Mills Weekend with a flour-powered event! Join us for a tour of the windmill and see all the different processes in action. There will be amateur radio enthusiasts broadcasting on site, and lots of fun craft activities to enjoy, too. Cost: included in admission, small charge for craft materials

Strawberry Weekend 3 and 4 June This weekend we are celebrating the local strawberry industry with lots of strawberry-related activities! There will be crafts for children to have fun with, and a display of local photos to accompany a strawberry industry talk at 2:00pm on both days by local historian, Jeff Martin. Cost: included in admission, small charge for craft materials

Our June’s Wedding 17 June It’s June’s big day! Time to crack out the bubbly, overly large hats and grandma’s pearls for a proper wedding, the happiest day in any woman’s life… However, what with an overly joyous father of the bride, nervous groom, lost best man, disgruntled mother-in-law-to-be and a… well, where is June? Things could turn out very differently from the fairy-tale ending everyone is hoping for! Back by popular demand, award-nominated Theatre Exchange bring Our June’s Wedding to Bursledon Windmill. Cost: £6.00 per ticket from Ashcroft Arts Centre on 01329 223100

Summer Storytelling Fun 8, 15, 22, 29 June & 6, 13 July, 10:30am – 11:30am Come and join us at beautiful Bursledon Windmill on summer Thursdays for storytelling fun for the under 5s. Interactive storytelling and rhyme with a new story every week in a friendly atmosphere and great location. Cost: £3.50

Bug Hunting Weekend 8 and 9 July Come and find out what’s lurking in our woodland and pond! One day we will be bug hunting in the woods, the other we will be pond dipping to find out what’s hiding in the water. On both days there will be creepy-crawly craft activities. Cost: included in admission, small charge for craft materials

Summer at the Mill 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27 August, 10:30am – 3:30pm Throughout the school holidays, we are running a series of free events for families. Come along to the mill, get outside with your kids and get involved with the various activities. We will be exploring a different area of the site each week through the themes of wind, water, earth and fire. Cost: included in admission

Bursledon Bake Off 23 August, 10:00am - 3:00pm Knead, roll, top, bake and eat! Make your own pizza in our outdoor bread ovens at our summer holiday Windmill Wednesday for families. No need to book, just drop in by 2:00pm. Limited parking on site, Tesco are happy to accommodate overflow parking. Cost: £3.50 per pizza

EASTLEIGH MUSEUM HIGH STREET, EASTLEIGH, SO50 5LF 023 8064 3026 Horizon 20:20 More & Better Until 2 July Horizon 20:20 More & Better is an arts intervention programme running in Hampshire’s six local authority led Education Centres. It aims to prove the positive impact that arts and culture have on young people in non-mainstream education. The programme has been running since September 2016, and already there has been a whole array of exciting and inspirational activity taking place. Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Better Life Chances team invites you to see what the young people, teachers and artists involved have been up to in the project’s first year. FREE

Family Train Trail Throughout the summer holidays Drop in to the museum and take part in our fun family trail on a train theme. Prize for all correct entries! FREE

Volunteer Drop-in Group 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 10:00am -12:00noon Looking for a volunteering opportunity that’s just right for you? Or do you need volunteers for your organisation or group? Drop in on any of the above dates, we are here to help. FREE

Commemorating the End of Southern Steam 8 July to 9 September Come and find out about the Watercress Line’s flagship steam engine, Canadian Pacific. This fast and powerful engine was built in Eastleigh Works in 1941 by a workforce made up of male and female workers. Affectionately nicknamed CanPac or CP, she has had a fascinating 75 year life that began during the Second World War and, when restored, will continue. The restoration of this magnificent engine is part of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project costing approximately £1.5 million. FREE

Photography by Matt Allen, Canadian Pacific on the Watercress Line

Canadian Pacific Project: Engineering a Future from the Past 26 July, 7:00pm

Dr Becky Peacock, Outreach and Interpretation Officer, Canadian Pacific Project, Mid Hants Railway Ltd. ‘Watercress Line’ Did you know that through the restoration of the flagship steam locomotive and two rare carriages, unemployed job seekers have found work, and apprenticeship and new volunteer positions have been created? This talk will explore what the Canadian Pacific Project is about, what it aims to achieve and how you may be able to take part. It will also cover the history of the illustrious Canadian Pacific steam locomotive which is the focus of the project. Come and find out about the oldest and fastest surviving Merchant Navy class steam locomotive on a preserved railway. FREE


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Hampshire Cultural Trust manages 23 venues working in partnership with local authorities and communities in Hampshire and Dorset. We are a registered charity (no. 1158583) and rely on charitable donations. We hope you enjoy your visit, please donate to help us give the past a future. To find out more, visit: Details correct at time of going to press but subject to change.

Bursledon Windmill and Eastleigh Museum What's On May - August 2017  
Bursledon Windmill and Eastleigh Museum What's On May - August 2017