Taking place each September Winchester Heritage Open Days is a free festival with over 100 events celebrating Winchester’s history, cultural heritage and architecture.
It is Heritage Open Day’s 25th anniversary this year, and to celebrate we have even more guided walks, expert talks, live music and theatre as well as new buildings opening their doors for you to discover. Our two themes are ‘Food & Drink’ and ‘People Power’, and every tour, lecture, activity, creative workshop, bike ride and exhibit is completely free.
Part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, the festival provides a diverse and local programme of events ranging from music, theatre, workshops and living history to exhibitions, open buildings, guided tours, walks and talks. This hugely popular, family-oriented festival offers a unique opportunity to discover some of Winchester’s unknown history and hidden places – and it’s all FREE.
The festival is organised and run entirely by volunteers from the City of Winchester Trust.
There are over 100 events taking place between 13 September – 22 September at a variety of different venues.