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.
April – December
Monday – Saturday , 10am- 5pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
January – March
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm
Please check the Hampshire Cultural Trust website for full opening hours.
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.
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).
|TICKET||PRICE – PAY ONCE, VISIT ALL YEAR|
|Child (5-15 years)||£2.75|
|Family Ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)||£15.50|
Joint tickets with Westgate Museum also available
|JOINT TICKET||PRICE – PAY ONCE, VISIT ALL YEAR|
|Child (5-15 years)||£3.50|
|Family Ticket (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)||£19.50|
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