Solent Sky Museum
The museum showcases the international importance of aviation history in Southampton and Solent area. The Solent region gave birth to the Spitfire, as well as being the home of the Imperial Airways flying boats. Between 1910 and 1960 local aircraft manufacturers produced an incredible variety of flying machines, from experimental rocket fighters to hovercraft, helicopters and spacecraft. The museum has over 20 airframes on display from the golden age of aviation, including the Spitfire, the record-breaking Supermarine S6 and the giant Sandringham flying boat.
Solent Sky Museum hosts the Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust Collection.
Police History Society
The Police History Society was founded in 1985 and now has over 250 members world-wide, although most are in the U.K. They include serving and retired members of police forces, academics, librarians, writers, police forces and police related museums and people from many occupations who have an interest in police history.
The site has links to Police Museums and History Societies.
The Force continues to support the History Society and the Chief Constable is our President and has a keen interest in the history of the force.
Southampton Police Club Trust Fund
The Trust was a major sponsor of the Hampshire Police and Fire and Heritage Trust Museum Collection.
Hampshire Records Office
The HRO has a large collection of historic police material and hundreds of historic photographs. They also keep the original ‘Examination Books’ for Hampshire which contain details of all officers hwo have served between 1839 and 1987.
Portsmouth Records Office
The PRO has a large collection of historic police material and many historic photographs. They also keep the original ‘Examination Books’ for Portsmouth City Police which contain details of all officers who have served between 1860 and 1967.
Southampton City Record Office
The SRO has a large collection of historic police material and hundreds of historic photographs. They also keep the original ‘Examination Books’ for Southampton which contain details of all officers who have served between 1861 and 1987.
Isle of Wight Record Office
The Isle of Wight Record Office holds historic material relating to the Isle of Wight Constabulary.
Paul Stickler, a retired detective, has researched hundreds of murders nationwide, many over a hundred years old. His website gives details of the murders that he gives presentations on.
The museum now owns the former Petersfield Police Station and will soon house a small police exhibition in the former cell block.
Police Car UK
This group preserves and restores former police vehicles which are then displayed at many public events. The collection includes several former Hampshire Constabulary vehicles.