Marwell Wildlife

Marwell Zoo

Explore Marwell Zoo and get closer to the wonders of the natural world.
* 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins
* 140 acre park, train and 3 adventure playgrounds
* Daily talks and animal feeds + cafés and gifts

A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world.

Animal Highlights
From endangered Amur tigers to majestic giraffes – our 140-acre zoo is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Including:
* Giraffes – towering above you in the giraffe house
* Penguins – flying underwater at Penguin Cove
* Tigers – beautiful, ferocious and intriguing!
* Meerkats – foraging near Cafe Graze
* Snow Leopards – a watchful eye at Roof of the World
* Cheetahs – strolling around Savannah Tracks
* Hippos – bobbing in our semi-aquatic mammal house
* Rhinos – charging around their paddock
These are our Animal Stars. You can learn more about them and other Marwell animals, with our Animal Guide.

Other attractions
In addition to wonderful animal encounters, Marwell offers:

* 3 adventure playgrounds
* Road and Rail trains
* 140 acre grounds and gardens
* Gift shops
* Cafes and picnic Areas
* Wild Explorers
Just by visiting our walkable safari park, you’ll be playing a big part in supporting our conservation projects both here in the UK and in Africa.

Our conservation work is a lot more widespread and influential than you might realise, ranging from habitat restoration in Marwell’s woodlands to scimitar-horned oryx reintroductions in Tunisia and wildlife monitoring of Grevy’s zebra and elephants in East Africa.

Marwell Zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a world renowned, action oriented charity leading conservation programmes in the UK and Africa.

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Address
Marwell Zoo
Thompsons Lane
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1JH

Website: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo
Events webpage: https://www.marwell.org.uk/zoo/plan/marwell-events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Marwellwildlife
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marwellwildlife

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Milestones Museum

WANDER THROUGH MILESTONES’ HISTORIC STREETS
Explore what life was like for Hampshire people in the past by wandering through Milestones’ old cobbled streets. And as you wander round you may also encounter some of our costumed characters…

Enthusiasts will enjoy our collection of beautifully restored vintage vehicles – and so will kids of all ages!

If you prefer shopping you’ll be able to discover what shops used to be like before chain stores took over. You’ll probably recognise some of the things they sold, while others might leave you scratching your head about what they were actually for.

PLAY IN OUR VINTAGE PENNY ARCADE
Head to the Penny Arcade on Milestones’ Pier for some seaside fun of yesteryear!

The kids will enjoy playing on all the old games machines including mechanical puppet shows, Test Your Strength, Grand National, table football and many more. There’s even a fortune telling machine – you’ll laugh when you find out what’s in store for you!

Our machines take old 1d penny coins so buy some from the change machines in the arcade and join in the fun.

ENJOY A PINT IN THE BAVERSTOCK ARMS
The Baverstock Arms, our small traditional pub in Jubilee Street, has a very friendly atmosphere and opens at lunchtimes to serve teas, coffees, soft drinks and Gales ales. We occasionally even have a pianist tinkling the ivories.

The pub is named after Alton-born James Baverstock who was one of the first to use science to help improve the quality of ale – we salute him!

Every purchase supports our work – cheers!

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Address
Milestones Museum
Leisure Park
Churchill Way West
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG22 6PG

Website: http://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/milestones-museum
Events webpage: http://www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/venue-events/66
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MilestonesHCT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HampshireCulturalTrust

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Manor Farm and Country Park

Manor Farm has been a working farm for over 600 years.

Meet Mrs Earwicker, the farmers wife, and the other costumed characters who bring the Victorian farm to life. See what’s cooking in her farmhouse kitchen – you may even be able to buy seasonal produce – or watch her doing the washing, beating carpets etc.

Explore the historic buildings and barns, enjoy the free range and other animals, watch traditional farm machinery at work, and take a peek into our old privy!

Nearby 13th century St Bartholomew’s church is worth exploring too. All that remains today is its chancel, which overlooks the farm’s pretty duck pond.

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Address
Manor Farm and Country Park
Pylands Lane
Bursledon
Nr Southampton
Hampshire
SO31 1BH

Website: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/manorfarm.htm
Events webpage: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/countryside/manorfarm/whatson-manorfarm.htm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManorFarmCP
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManorFarmCP

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SeaCity Museum

Based at the heart of Southampton, SeaCity Museum tells the story of the people of the city, their fascinating lives and historic connections with Titanic and the sea. Visit SeaCity Museum and Southampton to discover how we bring maritime history to life through an interactive experience designed for all ages.

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Address
SeaCity Museum
Civic Centre
Havelock Road
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 7FY

Website: http://seacitymuseum.co.uk
Events webpage: http://seacitymuseum.co.uk/?post_type=tribe_events
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SeaCityMuseum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SeaCityMuseum

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Fort Nelson

This imposing Victorian fort is home to the Royal Armouries national collection of artillery – The Big Guns.

Strategically positioned atop Portsdown Hill, with panoramic views across the Meon Valley and Portsmouth Harbour, Fort Nelson is a historic monument, restored to how it would have been in the 1890s. Visitors can access most areas of the fortifications and see how the Fort would have operated.

The museum’s displays trace the development of artillery from pre-gunpowder siege machines to modern-day super guns. There are over 350 big guns on display.

Fort Nelson has just undergone a multi-million pound redevelopment transforming it into a museum for the 21st century. It now has a new visitor centre, a new café and new galleries, including the magnificent Voice of the Guns gallery.

What we do
Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour, including artillery.

As a museum we have a duty of care for our objects: a duty to keep them, study them and increase our knowledge of them, so that this knowledge can be passed to future generations along with the objects themselves.

This knowledge can also be shared with others who also collect arms and armour. We are actively involved with, and support, a number of groups committed to the study of the subject and its practical applications. We offer an enquiry service for both the public and the commercial world alike, and have often acted as consultants on a number of film and television projects.

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Address
Royal Armouries Museum
Fort Nelson
Portsdown Hill Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 6AN

Website: https://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson
Events webpage: https://www.royalarmouries.org/events/events-at-fort-nelson
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Fort_Nelson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Royal-Armouries-215812575369

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