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If you are wondering what you can get up to this weekend (12-13 March) in and around the Winchester district, then look no further…

🔆Be entranced by LuxmuralisPhoto of the exhibition illuminating Lichfield Cathedral

Walk through the History of Science in the stunning interior of Winchester Cathedral. Almost every inch of the Cathedral is bathed in light and full of beautiful original compositions.

The display will see the almost 1000-year-old building become the canvas for an exploration of the way in which scientists have shaped the past and will influence the future. This unforgettable multi-sensory experience transports visitors through elements, molecules, DNA, and the greatest discoveries of humanity, as we contemplate the wonders that make up the world around us.

The installation is the creation of the award-winning collaboration of artists known as Luxmuralis, a collaborative team of artists from different backgrounds and artistic disciplines who create works across multiple media and presentation formats. Core to their work is the opportunity to explore the development of fine art tradition through new media, placing the medium in an art historical context.

The primary purpose of Luxmuralis is to take art onto the streets and provide access to visual artwork in public as well as unexpected places.

For more information about Luxmuralis please visit:

Please note that all imagery on this page is not of Winchester Cathedral, and the display may look different at the event. Photo credit : Luxmuralis.

🎭See a spellbinding performance of Mary Rose by J.M. Barrie at Theatre Royal Winchester

photo of girl in Victorian dress carrying candle

A spellbindingly beautiful ghost story about time, love and hope from the creator of Peter Pan. Directed by Nick Young

An old Sussex manor house for sale is haunted by the ghost of a young woman who once lived there.

37 years earlier a young girl, Mary Rose, went missing on an island in the Outer Hebrides. After a month, she mysteriously returned unaware that she had been away.

As a young married woman, she revisits the island with her husband and disappears again. After 23 years, she reappears, but by now her parents, husband and son have all aged, whilst Mary Rose has remained the same.

In this hauntingly beautiful and witty play, from the creator of Peter Pan, comes an exploration of time, love, loss and hope.

🍸Indulge in delicious local gin at Gilbert White’s

A glass of Gin

Drop into Gilbert White’s 16th-century barn, and discover the best gins their locality has to offer. This event is a free event for visitors to browse whilst learning about gin, sampling gin and having fun.



Can you escape Clue Capers?

ClueCapers - Escape Rooms in Winchester

The escape room experience in the heart of Winchester!

Teams of 2-6 people are invited to visit curious worlds and take on missions requiring detective work and lateral thinking. The twist is that you have just seventy-five minutes to achieve your goal and escape the room!

Rated 5 stars on TripAdvisor, ClueCapers offers three different fun puzzling adventures.

“Brilliant family activity”
“We’ve been talking about it non-stop since”
“…the clues were fantastic! So witty and clever!”
“It made our day out in Winchester!”
“Wow wow wow!”
“Don’t think twice about booking it, just do it, awesome fun!”

Please book in advance through our website and find us a very short walk from the visitor information centre, next to King Alfred’s statue.

Discover the evolution of cricket in our FREE trail



Discover the evolution of cricket in Winchester and Hampshire’s countryside.

This self-guided trail offers you an opportunity to trace the history of the development of the sport of cricket across the county of Hampshire.

Games akin to cricket have been played on the fields of England since the Middle Ages, but a game called ‘crecket’ first appears in 1598.

Hampshire’s own cricketing history owes much to the legacy of the Hambledon and Alresford cricket clubs and the pre-eminent players produced at Winchester College.

Find out about local cricket clubs – including Hambledon Cricket Club – and eateries with connections to the sport along the way. Why not make the city of Winchester your base as you uncover the fascinating landmarks of cricket dotted across Hampshire?