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A registered charity that promotes, supports, assists and helps improve the Willis Museum in Basingstoke.

Images from the Willis Archive

The collections, including archive images, held at The Willis Museum are managed by Hampshire Cultural Trust on behalf of the people of Hampshire and all enquiries regarding them should be directed towards the trust’s Collections team – please visit the Hampshire Culture website and send your enquiry via the form to

If you have any enquiries directly regarding the Willis Museum & Sainsbury Gallery please visit their website and use the contact details available on the Get in Touch section.

There is a collection of photos and images of old Basingstoke and area that are archived in the Local History Resources Room at the Willis Museum. Access to these archives for research purposes can be obtained by prior appointment by making an enquiry via email. The Local Resources Room is manned part-time by volunteer archivists.

A sample of these photos and images, normally changed four times a year is given below. A number of the photographs in the archive were taken Terry Hunt, 1883-1949 a photographer who lived and worked in and around Basingstoke. He took many photos, some of which were available on postcards.

Current Gallery

August 2023