St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Our building is closed until July 2017
for a major renovation

To talk to the St Barbe team call 01590 676969

For tourist information call 01590 675586

Community Engagement

St Barbe is an outstanding museum and art gallery and a great asset offering a wide variety of benefits to the surrounding community.

Engaging with our local communities and encouraging more participation can make a big difference not just for us - but also for you. We enjoy working creatively with wider audiences and people that we may not have connected with us before. It enables us to support local initiatives, improve the quality of life and the economy in Lymington and encourages us to improve and develop our service. We aim to inspire more people to explore and discover our museum as a resource and a place for them.

At St Barbe we run a varied programme of activities, events, talks and projects designed for all ages and abilities. Many are delivered at the museum and some off-site in local community settings.

Recent projects and partnerships include work with dementia care-givers, to provide gallery conversations for people with memory loss and dementia, our 5 year Outreach and Exhibitions HLF funded project, regular exhibitions by Priestlands School, Annual Open Art exhibitions, a special Royal National Lifeboat Institution Lymington 50th Anniversary celebratory exhibition and partnership with SPUD on the Lookin Lookout project at Lymington salt marshes.


Get Involved

If you would like to discuss how we could work together in the future, please contact:

Mark Tomlinson, Director
Email: mark.tomlinson@stbarbe-museum.org.uk
Tel: 01590 676969.


Visitors' comments

"A fascinating exhibition, so many characters, so much to learn - must come again. The volunteers are charming too!"
Alan Cooke

"A delightful museum - well displayed and very user friendly - some exhibits are enchanting!"
John Fitzpatrick, Chichester