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A fantastic find

Visited this museum and it was quite a find, located in the old wall of the city and although quite... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Dave M
Gloucester, United Kingdom
What a cracking little place

Pottered up the stairs when we spotted the sign by chance. Very small, but some interesting stuff... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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All reviews high street stone steps rooftop view worth a visit worth the climb free admission small building quick visit interesting exhibits local history day trip winchester city armour gatehouse graffiti spanning tower
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Well, this is a tiny little place, with steep stairs. I enjoyed the view of Winchester from the top all the way to the King Alfred statue. The ceiling was amazing! definately go just for that, but I’d have to say there wasn’t much more....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Visited this museum and it was quite a find, located in the old wall of the city and although quite small the views from the roof are great, definitely worth visiting if you are in Winchester.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Pottered up the stairs when we spotted the sign by chance. Very small, but some interesting stuff and a real enthusiast behind the counter, some good views, one way, from roof and it is free.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnfpedley
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We walked past this a couple of times, expecting something more imposing, but once found it was fascinating. Staff engaging and interesting. Steep stairs for those with any mobility concerns. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jockster2709
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The tower that this museum is set in is well preserved and its contents are really interesting, in fact much more interesting than those in the Norman great hall with the added benefit that it is free entry. The historical items on display are unusual...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HM654
Reviewed 19 September 2018

What a great treat this was. to start with it's FREE, then the exhibits change, though some parts stay, it's an education in itself from the building, it's uses over the ages and dress up for the kids and not so young...if you dare.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a nice little museum if you want to learn a bit more about thei history of the area but get easily burnt out on museums. My husband and I spent 30 minutes having a look around, and that felt like sufficient time to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MSPearson
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Well preserved and well done small exhibit with various bits and bobs of the gates history. Nice view form the roof top, and nice area at the Army grounds next store

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert G
Reviewed 27 August 2018

A small museum at the top of Winchester high street, well worth a visit on a sunny day as you could see the city from the top floor. There are some displays of everyday items from the olden times.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank weeezoo
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Stopped in while on a day trip around Winchester. Nice little museum with some interesting history. Nice view from the top.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kyra-Marie M
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