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Winchester City Museum

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Hampshire Cultural Trust have informed us that with the recent rapid increase in COVID-19 infections and the resulting changes to government guidance, to help keep everyone safe they have decided to close our museums and galleries with effect from Wednesday 23 December. They will remain closed until further notice. They will re-open and welcome visitors back as soon as possible.

Located in the heart of the historic city of Winchester, City Museum tells the story of England’s ancient capital, the seat of Alfred the Great. From its origins as an Iron Age trading centre to Anglo Saxon glory, the last journey of Jane Austen to the hunt for King Alfred’s remains, explore the sights and sounds of Winchester past and present in the museum’s three galleries.

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Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

April to December

Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

(last entry 4.30pm)

January to March

Tuesday to Saturday 10am -4pm

Sunday 11am -4pm

(last entry 3.30pm)

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Nearby parking available in city centre car parks. Then from Winchester Tourist Information Centre turn left and walk up the High Street shopping area, turning left into Market Lane and then right into The Square. The City Museum is located at the far end corner on the left adjacent to the Cathedral.

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  • Level access from the street
  • Accessible toilet
  • Guide dogs are welcome
  • Hearing Induction Loop provided
  • Large-print version of artefact interpretation available upon request
  • There is lift access to all three floors
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Pay once, visit all year.

With your ticket you can return to Winchester City Museum as many times as you like for a whole year (excludes some special events which may have an extra charge).

Adult £5

Child (5-15 years) £2.50

Child (under 4 years) Free

Concessions £4

Family ticket (up to 5 people, max 2 adults) £14

Joint tickets with Westgate Museum also available – please visit the Hampshire Cultural Trust website to find out more.

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The City 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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