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Located at the top of the High Street in the historic city of Winchester, Westgate Museum is housed inside a surviving fortified medieval city 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.
There are plenty of hands-on activities for all the family to enjoy during your visit. Try on a replica coat of armour and Tudor costumes and pose for a photograph! Make a brass rubbing to take away and have a go at the Westgate spotter trail. Throughout the year, we run a programme of fun, family-friendly events and activities.
We regret this Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age, and 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.
Pay once, visit all year.
With your ticket you can return to Westgate Museum as many times as you like for a whole year (excludes some special events which may have an extra charge).
Child (5 – 15 years) £1.50
Under 5s Free
Concession (Age 60+ or with a valid student ID) £2.50
Family ticket (up to 5 people, max 2 adults) £8.50
Joint tickets with Winchester City Museum are also available – please visit the Hampshire Cultural Trust website to find out more.
February half term – October:
Fridays and Saturdays 10am – 5pm
Sundays 11am – 4pm
(Open daily during October half term 23 – 31 October 2021)
July, August, September:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
November – February half term: closed
Please check the Hampshire Cultural Trust website for full opening hours.
The Westgate Museum has received the ‘Good to Go’ accreditation by Visit England.
‘We’re Good to Go’ is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry Covid-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing.
This business is self-certificated as “We’re Good To Go”.
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