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The Edward Thomas Study Centre

Welcome to the Edward Thomas Study Centre at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery

Open to visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10.00 am to 3.30 pm and at other times by arrangement (please see *below).

The Edward Thomas Study Centre is free to enter and open to visitors every Wednesday and Thursday and at other times by arrangement (please see *below).

There is a lot of additional information behind this page. This means there will be several different places to ‘click’ depending on what you would like to look at.

One of the first of these is a ‘quick-search by title’ alphabetical list of the current books held in the Study Centre, the latest copy of which is available here.

A copy of the complete ‘Master List’, edited to show all books held by publication date and edition number can also be viewed here.

Additions are being made all the time so if a copy of a particular, relevant book, is not listed please contact us on with details and we will check the up-to-date database and let you know. If we do not hold it, the book may be one we would wish to add to our collection so please do not hold back from asking.

Currently these books are mainly only available for research and reading on site. Some are now available to Fellowship members and Friends of Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery for reading at home, research and study loans – please enquire in the Study Centre or by email to the address above.

There is a stock of new books that are available to purchase from the Study Centre or by post. The latest list of such books is available here. There are also some rare and second hand books available to buy in support of the maintenance of the Study Centre and conservation of some of the frailer items. For further information as to what may be available please drop an email to

If there is a book or other publication not currently held by the Fellowship and which you feel would be a useful addition please let Jeremy Mitchell know – contact details *below.

The Study Centre is also open for research, private study or group visits and a booking form is available here. Please provide at least seven days notice to ensure the requested books or papers are available.

*Should you wish to visit at any other time please contact Jeremy Mitchell (email or telephone 07920 193025) in the first instance.

Finally, information for ‘Readers’ and other users of the Study Centre is available here.

If you would like to know more about the Tim Wilton-Steer collection and how it came to the Fellowship and then to the Study Centre please click here.

The Friends of The National Libraries

Since the Tim Wilton-Steer collection moved to the Study Centre, several important acquisitions, including the ‘English Collection’ of Robert Frost’s granddaughter, Lesley Lee Francis, have been made possible through the support of The Friends of the National Libraries (FNL).

The FNL was established in 1931 to save our written and printed heritage through acquisition grants to national and regional archives, libraries and collections.

More information about the FNL may be found by clicking on the link to their website above.

How to find us – The study Centre is situated in the Courtyard at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery – next to its excellent Coffee Shop. The Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the centre of town, behind St Peter’s Church and on St Peter’s Road. There are several car parks nearby, there is no parking available on site (bar one disabled parking space) and all local car parks are ‘Pay and Display’. For a stay longer than three hours it is suggested that the Festival Hall Car Park is used (GU31 4EA) – which is a five-minute walk away.

Petersfield Museum – Directions

We look forward to welcoming you to the Study Centre soon and, in the meantime, here are some more images to introduce the Study Centre (the letters currently on display are an example of acquisitions made with the support of the Friends of the National Libraries).



For more information on the Edward Thomas Study Centre, the acquisitions made possible through FNL grants, and how to volunteer there, please Contact the Chairman, Jeremy Mitchell, in the first instance on

If you would like to make a donation through PayPal to support the Edward Thomas Study Centre – it is totally voluntarily run – you may do so here:

Thank you for supporting the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Edward Thomas Study Centre