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I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and wished I had had more time - there was so much to see . I was particularly impressed with the Alton Buckle ! The volunteers were busy setting up for a torchlight trail which looked as if it was...More
Went here with my young niece and nephew while we waited for the Watercress Line train back to Alresford and enjoyed the whole experience. The staff were helpful and gave them age appropriate quizzes to do which kept them occupied the whole time (something which...More
Staffed by friendly volunteers, museum is on High St at top of town next to the pretty square which has an unusual and attractive cairn town war memorial. Inside, exhibits are over two floors and although layout is a bit hotchpotch there are interesting displays...More
Well worth a visit, not least because it is free entry!
It provides a delightful, if somewhat tired, social and economic history of this ancient market town; in particular its time as a centre of brewing. Alton was,at one time, home to one of the...More
Alton and its surrounding area has a lot to offer and is more than just part of the Jane Austen heritage trail. Much thought has gone into this museum and its layout covering the history of Alton and its evirons. The Alton Buckle is very...More
There is far more to see about Alton's long history and its near neighbours than you might expect and we visited on two successive days to see it all. There were two different volunteers on duty each day and on both occasions they enjoyed answering...More
For a small country town like Alton, a visitor wouldn't expect an amazing array of historical displays, such as the unique and valuable Alton buckle, displayed in its full glory at the Curtis Museum. I was lucky to meet there one of Alton's most erudite...More
This museum was founded by Dr William Curtis, the eminent Alton born botanist, in 1865. Think about it, that’s more than 150 years ago.
The Curtis is an excellent place to discover the local history of Alton and the surrounding area from the ea rliest...More