In the City Museum, three galleries tell the story of Winchester's past from the Iron Age to the present. Highlights include Roman mosaics, exquisite Anglo-Saxon jewellery, models of the Anglo-Saxon and mediieval city, items owned by Jane Austen and reconstructed Victorian/Edwardian High Street shops.
There are plenty of hands-on activities for families. Have a go sorting artefacts like an archaeologist. Make a small Saxon coin rubbing. Colour in your own Anglo-Saxon pot design. See if you can spot all the faces or all the objects with our children's quizzes. Try on all sorts of period costumes and see what you'd look like as a Roman, a Saxon, a Victorian gent or an Edwardian lady. Take a look at our children's guide and see what we can do for under-5s. All free! Bring your camera. Baby-changing facilities are available.
Level access from the street and an accessible toilet.
Guide dogs are welcome.
Hearing Induction Loop provided.
Large-print version of artefact interpretation available upon request.
We regret that our lift is currently not in operation. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The City Museum has a new shop selling locally produced Hampshire Fare products such as honey, cordials and chocolate, jams and chutneys, soap and lip balms. There is also a ramge of heritage souvenirs including museum guide books, Jane Austen books, pocket money souvenirs for children, old prints and maps, and souvenirs inspired by nostalgic advertising brands. Do pop in and take a look.
You can also buy Hampshire Cultural Trust Culture Cards in the City Museum.
Venta Gallery (Top Floor)
Wintanceaster Gallery (Middle Floor)
Winchester Gallery (Ground Floor)
Check out a short film made by University of Winchester media students - 'The City Museum - Where History Comes Alive'.
There's plenty of history in the South East. To find out more, visit History Revealed
April to October: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm.Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
November to March: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
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