Winchester City Museum

Winchester City Museum: Hours, Address, Winchester City Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Winchester City Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Lucy T
Isle of Wight, UK151 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had the museum to ourselves but on arrival it felt quite over the top with all the personal details I was being asked - I was assuming it was for the year return pass but this wasn’t explained to us. The museum itself felt quite random and nothing really added up. There was dressing up which we had fun with and we liked the model of Winchester but we wouldn’t go back. We’ve been to other city museums for free which are much better.
Written 9 May 2022
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Jenifer T
17 contributions
Mar 2022
Disappointing. Central location and very pleasant staff but didn't find the exhibits very inspiring. Ok to while away an hour but not really worth the admission charge
Written 31 March 2022
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Gemma B
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Came here with three children aged 3 to 8 and my mum. Excellent time had by us all. The older children enjoyed listening to the facts and playing detective. While they all enjoyed the hands on activities on the floors. Really well displayed and thought out. And good value for money.
Written 25 February 2022
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA21,754 contributions
Nov 2021
Winchester Museum is a small building and all three of its floors are filled with interesting memorabilia from history. Centrally located in the heart of the city just a mere three-minute walk from the Cathedral.
It was Established in 1847 as the Hampshire Museum, to help save for posterity various collections of local history, in 1851 it was transferred to the custody of the Winchester Town Council, under which it operates today.
Winchester was once England’s ancient capital till it was invaded by the French in 1066. So, the museum has lots of exhibits from the early Iron Age, to the glory of Roman and Anglo‑Saxon times.
King Alfred the Great, and one of England’s romantic period novelists Jane Austen are well represented in the museum. For the younger travelers, we found that there was lots of hands-on stuff to do and interesting things to see. We loved the souvenir area and spent a lot of time there buying gifts for those friends hard to please.

Tip: Check out the Penny/Farthing, quite the trick to ride this machine.
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Written 13 February 2022
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BELMONT Ipswich
Ipswich, UK744 contributions
Nov 2021
Situated just of the main shopping street and close to the cathedral. A three floor museum with lots of exhibits and information.
Written 17 November 2021
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Wotchit
Chiang Mai, Thailand217 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Set on three floors, the museum is extremely interesting and gives great insight into the history of Winchester over the last 2000 years.

Was impressed by the video talk over the town model on the ground floor, great display piece and very informative.
Written 13 November 2021
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Just Ange
29 contributions
Sep 2021
Start at the top for the Roman exhibits and then work your way down. The museum is only little but worth a trip. The model of Winchester on the ground floor is fabulous and bob on.
Written 2 October 2021
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artcev40
Margate, UK24 contributions
Sep 2021
Very reasonably priced at £5 each or you can add the Westgate museum for an extra £1. Plenty to see over 3 floors, though not much at the Westgate museum, worth it for an extra quid.
Written 28 September 2021
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Keith K
Alton, UK184 contributions
Sep 2021
Winchester City Museum is a great place to learn about the City and as it's right next door to the Cathedral it's worth visiting both, there are lots of of artefacts to see and read about and a wonderful model of the city dating from 1870 onwards. The history starts from the city's origins as an iron age trading post through to today.
Written 4 September 2021
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Rachel Atkinson
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
We had so much fun at the museum today. Well set out information, interesting artefacts and very helpful staff. There was so many interactive features for the children to experience. Dressing as an archaeologist and matching bones and mosaics. Drawers full of fun puzzles. Shield making at the end of our visit was so creative. Really friendly staff and great gift shop.
Written 19 August 2021
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Winchester City Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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