878 AD


Type:History and Heritage

The Brooks Shopping Centre, Upper Level, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8QY

Tel: 01962 454505

878 AD


Step into Anglo-Saxon Winchester!

The year is 878. The future of the Kingdom of Wessex hangs in the balance. The fate of the people of Winchester depends on the victory – or defeat – of their king, Alfred, as he faces the mighty Viking Guthrum at the Battle of Edington. 
In this new, immersive experience, witness the sights and sounds of Anglo-Saxon Winchester and discover the stories of the people who lived there, brought to life with spectacular graphics from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla® and Discovery Tour: Viking Age. 

• Discover a seamless experience in two parts: an interactive attraction with stunning video projection and live performance, and an augmented reality app tour of Winchester 
• Immerse yourself in early medieval Wessex, recreated in majestic detail in the video game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 
• View real Anglo-Saxon objects, including the exquisite Winchester Reliquary 
• Try your hand at Anglo-Saxon games, find hidden runes in our children’s trail and discover interactive exhibits for all the family! 
Step into the streets of Winchester to explore Alfred’s legacy with 878 AD: Winchester Revealed, our astonishing augmented and mixed reality app. 

• Explore the lost buildings of Anglo-Saxon Winchester 
• Defend the city walls with augmented reality archery and create your own virtual shield 
• Collect map fragments that reveal Alfred’s lasting legacy for the city 
• Complete the app to unlock rare Assassin’s Creed Valhalla in-game content! 

Winchester Trio Ticket:

878 AD, City Museum and Westgate Museum

Adult: £15

Child - 5-15 years old: £10.50

Concession - Age 66+ or with a valid student ID: £12.50

Family - Up to five people, maximum two adults: £49

Under 5s: free

Full programme of events

Pay once, visit all year

Save up to 20% on standard admission


Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£12.50 per ticket
Child ticket£8.50 per ticket
Concession ticket£10.00 per ticket
Art Founder Member - Not available online£6.25 per ticket
Group Adult - Not available online£9.50 per ticket
Group Child - Not available online£6.50 per ticket
Up to five people maximum of two adults£39.50 per ticket



  • Accessible Lift - Only needed within Brooks Shopping Centre
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - All venue experience on 1 floor
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Yes within Brooks Shopping Centre Parking
  • Ramp/Level Access

Establishment Features

  • Toilets - In the Brooks Centre

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - In the Brooks Car Park
  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2 and a half hours (1 hour venue and 90 minutes walking tour)
  • Booking essential - Pre-booking is not essential, but it is encouraged
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car:

Winchester is accessible via major road routes including the M3, A34 and A31.


Winchester Park and Ride has multiple parking sites across the city, with a stop just a short walking distance to the venue. Find out more at Winchester City Council’s website. Parking is available in The Brooks Shopping Centre’s car park and at car parks throughout the city. Please note that The Brooks Shopping Centre car park is open until 6:30pm Monday – Saturday and 5:30pm on Sundays.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Winchester is on the South West main line, with regular, direct trains to and from London Waterloo and major cities across the South and Midlands. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the railway station to The Brooks Shopping Centre. Buses run regularly from the railway station to the city centre. By bus: Winchester is served by bus services from Stagecoach, Bluestar and National Express. The nearest stop to The Brooks Shopping Centre is Siverhill Road, alternatively, the main bus station is a short walk away.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold Tourism South East Member 23/24 - Gold 2023

Opening Times

Term-time (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 17:00
School holidays (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Please note last entry is at 4pm each day
We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday
Term-time: Monday - Wednesday by appointment only schools and educational groups

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