What We Do
Monday morning workshop in
10am - 12noon
Tuesday evening workshop in
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Click "Here" to read about how the Society was formed and our links with the local community.
We hold twice weekly 'Workshops' in the basement of Romsey Town Hall, The Market Place.
Mondays at 10am - noon and Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9.30pm (except Bank Holidays)
If you want to know more about the history of Romsey in general or wish to find out more about your family or house in the area, then you are welcome to visit us there during one of our workshop sessions. These are informal drop-in sessions during which you can look at our archives and/or discuss your interests.
Members regularly work on our large collection of photographs, old documents, leases and deeds relating to the Romsey area and Broadlands estate which they then scan, transcribe and catalogue. Members also pursue research into local family/village history and may undertake work on their own projects and/or a number of RLHS 'driven' projects.
We are always interested in obtaining old photographs of Romsey. We often borrow such photographs, scan them, and then return the originals to their owners - so please bring yours in.
You can contact us by visiting us during a workshop session, by email via our Contact form, or
by phone on 01794 367701 or come along to one of our events or meetings (see our Programme).
Our Meetings and Events
We undertake a programme of meetings throughout the year where members and invited guest speakers give talks covering a wide range of topics, relating to both local history and history in general.
We also hold a number of events and seminars relating to the various projects that the Society may be engaged on from time to time.
A number of visits are also arranged to places of historic interest including those to local houses and gardens that have a connection with Romsey and its surrounds.
Our Walks and Talks
We provide guides who will lead walks in the area.
We are also able to provide speakers covering topics of local history to audiences of all ages.
Educational talks are also given to schools.
To find out more go to our 'Speakers' page.
A conducted walk looking at the various buildings within the town used by Romsey Borough Council over the centuries. Photo:- Roy Romsey
The East India Company was the subject of this well attended monthly meeting. Photo:- Roy Romsey
Walk:- Historic Council Venues Talk:- East India Company
We have produced a number of books and journals covering historical topics relating to Romsey and the surrounding district and these can be purchased at our weekly workshops at the Town Hall, at our meetings or at the Tourist Information Office in Church Street. Alternatively they can be purchased online from our bookstore under 'Our Publications'.
To discover, research, record and publicise historical and archæological material relevant to Romsey's past, and to that of the Lower Test Valley and nearby places.
To collect, conserve, store, and periodically exhibit documents, photographs and artefacts. To share our knowledge of Romsey and its area through talks, conferences and by publishing books and journals.