Welcome to Hampshire Archives Trust

The Hampshire Archives Trust (HAT) is a member-led charity that works to support and promote Hampshire’s rich archival heritage. We deliver this work by giving grants, through education and events, and developing local history networks – preserving memories for the future. HAT works closely with and supports the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester, the Southampton Archives and the Portsmouth History Centre which between them hold archive collections dating back over 1000 years from across Hampshire. You can help to save important local archives by applying to us for a grant to fund your project, becoming a HAT member or making a donation.    

= figures below relate to grants awarded since January 2019

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Grants Awarded

£ 64000

Projects Funded


Success Rate

40 %

Upcoming Events


🤍 2022Jun30 This full day visit promises to be one of our more unusual visits, contrasting a Museum dedicated to aviation history with a visit to an Abbey founded by a heartbroken Empress in memory of her husband and only child. The Fast (Farnborough Air Sciences Trust) Museum has a wonderful collection of artifacts collected and collated […]

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🤍 2022Jul12 Wickham History Society have very kindly agreed to host a day in July to give us the opportunity to learn more about this attractive large village, a designated conservation area, its history and its parish Church of St Nicholas. Many of you will know Wickham with its square, independent shops, cafes, pubs and pretty walks […]

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As Member you will be making a tangible contribution to the preservation of important local archives in Hampshire. In addition to this HAT Members are invited to exclusive Hampshire local history events and discounted rates to other HAT and HAT partner events.


Make a Financial Gift

By making a financial gift to the HAT you are directly funding the preservation of valuable local history archives for future generations. The HAT awards grants to local history projects which are judged to be of particular historical value in Hampshire. Whether you’d like to make a one-off donation, leave a legacy in your will or make a regular donation, it is very straight-forward. 

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Who we are

Charity Registration number 294312

Hampshire Archives Trust
c/o Hampshire Record Office
Sussex Street
S023 8TH

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