Links to some of our partner organisations, friends and groups. If you want your group to have a presence here, please contact any WARG committee member, or email


Hampshire Field Club

If you are interested in Hampshire then you should join the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society and be part of a group of people who care about Hampshire, its environment and heritage.

Founded in 1885 the Field Club has held the best interests of the county close to its heart for more than a century.

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Hampshire Record Office


Discover a fascinating and wide range of resources revealing the story of Hampshire and its people, past and present. Examine and study archives, watch historic film recordings, browse their extensive library...everything you need to explore Hampshire's history.

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Friends of King Alfred Buses


Preserving King Alfred Buses & Coaches and the memory of King Alfred Motor Services 1920 to 1973.   (Open in new tab or window)

Friends of Hockley Viaduct


A group of volunteers helping to conserve the 33-arch former railway viaduct alongside the M3 Motorway near Winchester. The viaduct is the largest remaining artefact of the railway line that linked Didcot, Newbury, Winchester and Southampton.  


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Salisbury Museum


The Museum is located in the King’s House, situated in the glorious setting of the Cathedral Close. It formerly housed a teacher training college and was the inspiration for an episode in Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure. The main strength of the Museum rests in its archaeological collections with material from Stonehenge; Clarendon Palace and the Pitt Rivers' Wessex collection.  (Open in new tab or window)

Winchester Area Tourist Guides Association

Our team of qualified tourist guides invites you to discover the sites, and hear a few stories and scandals along the way. The guides' love of history, sense of humour and passion for Winchester will guarantee a memorable visit and inspire you to return.

Butser Ancient Farm


Butser is an experimental archaeological site of world wide standing, open to the public and schools. Displaying on-going constructions of buildings based on real sites, crops from prehistory, and rare breeds of animals. Why not book an experience on one of our workshops.


Hampshire Cultural Trust


Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council have formally handed over the running of their museum services to a new independent charity called the Hampshire Cultural Trust. Their website, still being developed, can be found at    (Open in new tab or window)

Basingstoke Archaeological & Historical Society


Aims to investigate the history and pre-history of the Borough of Basingstoke and Deane. The Society holds regular monthly lectures from September to May, and on-going projects including practical field work, excavations and an oral  history project, plus visits to places of archaeological and historical interest.

Friends of St. Cross Hospital Winchester


We are an independent charity established in 2011, whose main objects are to assist the Trustees in funding the maintenance of the property and grounds, and to bring together those people who love the Hospital and wish to support its preservation as an active community of Brothers.

International  Women's Day

We don’t hear much about influential woman in archaeology.

The Trowel Blazers Website aims to change that with a number of great articles.


Winchester Excavations Committee

Between 1962 and 1971 the Winchester Excavations Committee carried out the largest programme of archaeological investigations and historical research ever undertaken in a British city, For the first time the centre of interest was the city itself, the urban phenomenon and how it waxed and waned over 2000 years. The Excavations Committee is publishing the results, with the Oxford University Press, as ‘Winchester Studies’.

November 2013 lecture © Hampshire Chronicle

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Wessex Centre for History and Archaeology 

Founded in 2004, the WCHA encourages and co-ordinates research within the Wessex region, developing the University of Winchester’s longstanding involvement in regional and local archaeology and history and Southampton University’s former Wessex Medieval Centre.


Through technology, print and dialogue we seek to ensure that anyone interested in the study of history has a way to reach us and for us to reach them through

- Supporting our members

- Support history teaching and learning

- Developing subject understanding for teachers and students

Southampton Archaeology Society


The society aims to promote and encourage archaeology & related studies and stimulate our members’ interest in  archaeology and local history by providing appropriate  activities and publications.

Lecture Meetings are held from September to April.