The Great Hall welcomes families for Heritage Open Days to discover the fascinating history of this former castle site & law court. The finest surviving medieval aisled hall of the 13th century, it once formed part of the magnificent Winchester castle which was founded in 1067 by William the Conqueror shortly after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. In 1222 Henry III, with his love of architecture, began the construction of one of the earliest Gothic styled medieval halls.
The storytelling sessions (around 30 minutes in duration) will be set up in a story corner inside the hall. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
A gift shop, gallery and accessible toilet.
Seating is available in the Hall and garden.
3pm Saturday and Sunday
A low ramp is in place for access to the Great Hall and Queen Eleanor’s Garden
A lift to these areas is available for wheelchair users. See a member of staff on arrival, or ring the bell on the display board near the stone steps for assistance.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.