Built in 1727, with preserved original features earning Grade II* status

Ringwood’s official history centre, extensive archives, exhibitions and events all year around

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Welcome

Ringwood Meeting House is now the only dissenting Meeting House in Hampshire to survive from the period before 1800 in a virtually unaltered state. The survival of its original box pews has gained the building its Grade II* listing in recognition of its outstanding national merit.

Grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other generous benefactors enabled the total restoration of the building in 2011. The galleries now house a permanent exhibition depicting the history of Ringwood. A vast collection of old local photographs and other historical information is available to view in the History Centre.

A new role for an old building

Long since closed as a chapel, the Ringwood Meeting House has evolved into Ringwood’s official history centre and is one of the social hubs for community events in Ringwood.

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Ringwood Meeting House - History Centre
Discover local history

Ringwood goes back many centuries and you can visit us and view a collection of old local photographs and historical material in our extensive archives.

The town’s story is told in graphic displays in the galleries of the Meeting House.

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Ringwood Meeting House - Music and drama
Music and drama

We regularly host musical events, from chorale performances to organ recitals to folk groups. Currently we are holding twice monthly Jazz nights.

Our unique building’s amazing acoustics are a favourite with singers and musicians alike.

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Ringwood Meeting House - Exhibitions
Events and exhibitions

As well as our permanent exhibits, there are changing temporary exhibitions. Our varied programme offers a wide range of subjects, be it inside or outside on our forecourt.

From exhibitions by local artists to historical research to activities of local groups.

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