Hampshire Cultural Trust

Welcome to Hampshire

This map pinpoints some of the most exciting cultural venues in Hampshire.

We will showcase, connect and empower its creative economy

Industrial, Maritime, Aviation and Transport Technologies Training Scheme (IMATT)

The pool of technical knowledge, skills and experience relating to the country’s industrial heritage has been enlarged thanks to a significant Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the IMATT training scheme. Over five years, between 2007 and 2012, 19 people have benefitted from bursaries allowing them to develop specialist skills ranging from steam engine restoration and textile loom maintenance, to wooden boat conservation.

The scheme was devised and managed by the Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service from Winchester, and supported trainees as far afield as Darlington, Wigan, Bradford and Burnley, as well as closer to home in parts of Hampshire and Portsmouth. Many of the trainees are now working in the industrial heritage sector, with some having been taken on by their host organisations and others moving on to similar employers at home and abroad. 

Case studies

Graeme Myers

Lancashire Museum Service

Elizabeth Murray Jones

Lancashire Museum Service

Josh Brookes

Boleh Trust & Wooden Boats Forever Ltd

Chris Smith

Mid-Hants Railway



Participating organisations

We would like to thank the following for providing so much advice, support and enthusiasm for the scheme and their trainees.

  • Bluebell Railway, Sussex
  • Boleh Trust and Wooden Boats Forever Ltd, Hampshire
  • Bradford Industrial Museum, Lancashire
  • Chatham Historic Dockyard, Kent
  • Crich Tramway Museum, Derbyshire
  • Hampshire County Council Arts and Museums Service
  • Helmshore Mill, Lancashire
  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Shropshire
  • Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth
  • Mid-Hants Railway, Hampshire
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
  • Queen Street Mill, Burnley, Lancashire
  • Shilden Locomotion Museum, County Durham
  • Wigan Pier, Greater Manchester