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Westgate Museum Open Day

17 Sep 2022

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At the top of the High Street, Westgate Museum is housed inside a surviving fortified medieval gateway. The museum tells the story of this remarkable building, and the history of Tudor and Stuart Winchester. It also offers great rooftop city views.

A debtors’ prison for 150 years, this beautifully refurbished listed monument is the last of the main medieval gates into the city. Today, Westgate Museum’s displays include a famous collection of pre-imperial weights and measures and a fine painted ceiling made for Winchester College in anticipation of a visit by Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain on the occasion of their marriage in Winchester in 1554.

All part of Heritage Open Days! Click here for more information.

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Free Open Day, just turn up.

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We regret this Grade I listed building is not wheelchair accessible. There is a steep staircase from the street entrance. Guide dogs are permitted and there is a hearing loop. For those with visual impairments, there is a ‘touch and hear’ information point. There is no toilet in the Westgate Museum.

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Saturday 17 September: 10:00-17:00