The Hampshire Cultural Trust museums in Winchester are ideal venues for learning outside the classroom.
There is support for teachers on pre-visits and planning self-led pre-booked visits and the possibility of hands-on artefact sessions with the education officer.
If you would be interested in discussing these opportunities further, please contact Robin Iles, Venues & Learning Manager for Winchester tel: 01962 678 181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the City Museum see mosaics, jewellery and coins. Try on replica Roman costumes and have a go at hands-on activities. Handle and investigate a real Roman pot as part of an object handling session.
At the City Museum see amazing artefacts and City models, have a go at numerous hands on activities and try on replica Anglo-Saxon costumes. Book a Saxon pot handling session. For Anglo-Saxons also visit Winchester Cathedral.
Reconstructed Victorian/Edwardian shops in the City Museum are great for looking at shopping in the old days. Period costumes help bring history alive.
The City Museum and Westgate are good for local studies of Winchester. Models show the town changing through time and its geographical setting. Objects show life in the town through the ages.
The old fortified medieval gate is fun to explore with replica armour, activities and brass rubbing. It has hosted visits for Tudors, and Castles, and is ideally placed for visiting the Great Hall and Round Table.
Hosts changing temporary displays featuring art exhibitions and object based history displays. Keep up to date at the City Space venue page.
Our museums welcome visits by foreign schools. Museum sites offer a hands-on child-friendly overview of Winchester's history. Groups are requested to pre-book. Donations are welcome.
Animated films made by children for Winchester Museums: