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Hospital of St Cross

Address: St Cross Road, Winchester, SO23 9SD
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Grade I listed buildings dating from 1132 and is home to 25 Brothers.

History and hospitality in a serene and picturesque setting. The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful group of Grade I listed buildings dating from 1132 and is home to 25 Brothers.

Visitors can admire the medieval architecture, absorb the quiet calm in the fine transitional Norman church, explore the beautiful flower gardens and explore the Wayfarer’s Dole, which is a small beaker of beer and a morsel of bread.

The gift shop is open throughout the year, selling a selection of high quality goods from the Porter’s Lodge. Tea Rooms in the medieval Hundred Men’s Hall are open to serve refreshments from 1st April to 31st October.

St Cross is an easy walk along the river, 20 minutes from the city centre.


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St Cross Hospital is one mile south of Winchester city centre, midway between Junction 11 of the M3 and Winchester, alongside the Bell public house.

From M3: Exit the motorway at junction 11. Follow the signs towards Winchester. From the B3335 (St Cross Road) turn right immediately after The Bell Public House into the hospital driveway. Parking for visitors is along the right-hand of the driveway (when approaching the Hospital). There are spaces for up to 10 cars.

Public transport 

St Cross is an easy walk from Winchester city centre, along the river. Follow the footpath south for approx. 20 minutes (1 mile).

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Entry Charges 2022 Standard 2022 Gift Aid/Donation
Adults £7.50 £8.00
Students and Senior Citizens £5.00 £5.50
Children under 13 £4.00 £4.50
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The Hospital of St Cross including the Church and Brethren Hall is open to visitors. They do ask that face coverings are worn in all indoor areas and that visitors sanitise their hands and are mindful of space.

Summer (1st April to 31st October 2022)

9.30am-5.00pm (Monday to Saturday)
1pm-5pm (Sundays)

PLEASE NOTE  the Hospital of St Cross is closed on Good Friday but open the rest of the Easter weekend.

They are also closed on the last Saturday on June during the morning in preparation for the St Cross Fete which is open to all from 1.30pm. 

Winter (1st November 2022 to 31st March 2023)
10.30am-3.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
Closed on Sunday except for church services

Please note the hospital will be closed on Christmas Day.

Guided tours are available by prior arrangement.

Tea Room opening hours

Summer (1st April to 31st October 2022)
Monday to Saturday 10-.30-12.30 and 2.30-4.30 (closed between 12.30pm and 2.30pm)
Sunday 2.30-4.30

Visitors are advised that on occasional days there may be some areas of the hospital that are closed to the public due to private events.  Wherever possible notice is given on the St Cross Hospital website.

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