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Westgate Museum

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Winchester’s Tudor and Stuart era is revealed in this beautifully refurbished listed monument, the last of the main medieval gates into the city.

A debtors’ prison for 150 years, visitors can see the with walls covered in prisoners’ graffiti. The museum houses a unique collection of weights and measures and a Tudor ceiling from Winchester College. There are great views of the city from the Westgate roof.

A great attraction for children where they can try on a suit of armour or make an authentic brass rubbing (small fee charged).

This Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age, and there is a considerably steep staircase from the street entrance.

The Westgate Museum is operated and funded by Hampshire Cultural Trust. This independent charity champions world-class culture and exists to showcase, connect and empower Hampshire’s creative economy.

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Free admission, donations welcome

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The Westgate Museum’s opening time for July and August 2019 are:
Monday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Open weekends only after 31 August 2019.

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