City Museum

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/city-museum

  • The outside of the Winchester City Museum
  • City Museum in The Square
  • Moot Horn blown by a re-enacter outside the City Museum
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust Logo
  • The outside of the Winchester City Museum
  • City Museum in The Square
  • Moot Horn blown by a re-enacter outside the City Museum
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust Logo

City Museum

The Square, Winchester

SO23 9ES

Telling the story of Winchester.

In the City Museum, three galleries tell the story of Winchester's past from its origins as a prehistoric trading centre and Roman regional capital, pre-eminence as a principal city in the Anglo-Norman kingdom, development and decline in the Middle Ages, through to modern times.  Features include mosaics and dioramas showing Winchester at different stages throughout history. Why not start your visit to the museum with the Winchester Model, a breathtaking scale model of the city in Victorian times.

Plenty of hands-on activities for families.  Have a go sorting artefacts like an archaeologist.  Make a small brass rubbing.  Colour in your own Anglo-Saxon pot design.  See if you can spot all the faces or all the objects in the children's quizzes.  Try on all sorts of period costumes and see what you'd look like as a Roman, a Saxon, a Victorian gent or an Edwardian lady.  Take a look at the children's guide and see what there is for under-5s.  All free!  Bring your camera.

The gift shop stocks an interesting selection of local Hampshire Fare produce, nostalgic gifts and history themed souvenirs of Winchester.

Winchester City Museum is operated and funded by Hampshire Cultural Trust.  This independent charity champions world-class culture and exists to showcase, connect and empower Hampshire’s creative economy.

 

  • Level access from the street
  • Accessible toilet
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Hearing Induction Loop provided
  • Large-print version of artefact interpretation available upon request
  • There is lift access to all three floors

April - October:

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm

Sunday 12pm - 5pm

November - March

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Free admission

There is a suggested donation of £3

Road

Nearby parking available in city centre car parks. Then from Winchester Tourist Information Centre turn left and walk up the High Street shopping area, turning left into Market Lane and then right into The Square. The City Museum is located at the far end corner on the left adjacent to the Cathedral.

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