Westgate Museum

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/westgate-museum

  • Westgate Museum - Image copyright Britain on View
  • Brass rubbing at the Westgate Museum
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust Logo
  • Westgate Museum - Image copyright Britain on View
  • Brass rubbing at the Westgate Museum
  • Hampshire Cultural Trust Logo

Westgate Museum

High Street, Winchester

SO23 9AP

Winchester's Tudor and Stuart era is revealed in this beautifully refurbished listed monument, the last of the main medieval gates into the city.

A debtors' prison for 150 years, visitors can see the with walls covered in prisoners' graffiti. The museum houses a unique collection of weights and measures and a Tudor ceiling from Winchester College. There are great views of the city from the Westgate roof.

A great attraction for children where they can try on a suit of armour or make an authentic brass rubbing (small fee charged).

This Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age, and there is a considerably steep staircase from the street entrance.

The Westgate 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.

Free admission, donations welcome

The Westgate is open from February half term to Halloween night each year, hours are as follows:

March: Saturday 10am - 4pm & Sunday 12pm - 4pm
April, May, June: Saturday 10am -5pm & Sunday 12pm - 5pm
July, August: Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 12pm - 5pm
September, October: Saturday 10am - 5pm & Sunday 12pm -5pm
The Westgate will open especially for the October half term week 24th-31st October 2016 in addition to the usual weekend opening.
2016 Extended November Opening
5-6th November, 19th-20th November, 26-27th November, Saturday 10am to 4pm, Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Please note the Westgate is normally closed from November to February each year. 

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