Hospital of St Cross


Type:Historic House / Palace

St Cross Road, St Cross, Winchester, HAMPSHIRE, SO23 9SD

Tel: +44 01962 851375

Hospital of St Cross


A beautiful collection of medieval buildings in an idyllic meadow landscape. St Cross is the country's oldest charitable institution and is still an almshouse. Contains church, ambulatory, Brethren's Hall, kitchen and Master's garden. Refreshments can be purchased in the ancient Hundred Men's Hall.

Tearoom opening times

Summer (1st April to 31st October)
Monday to Saturday 10-.30-12.30 and 2.30-4.30 (please note the tearoom is closed between 12.30pm and 2.30pm)
Sunday 2.30-4.30

Winter (1st November to 31st March)

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£7.50 per ticket
Child ticket£4.00 per ticket
Concession ticket£5.00 per ticket



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits and cakes, during summer season.

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 52
  • Min group size - 10
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • No Smoking Attraction

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M3. A335 out of Winchester, or leave M3 jct 11. Follow signs for St Cross.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Winchester. Follow signs to City Centre to Cathedral. Go to Kingsgate Arch and follow waymarked pedestrian/cycle signs to St Cross.Bus n.o 1 (Solent Blue Line) from the town centre


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

Opening Times

Winter (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Mar 2025)
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 15:30
Summer (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Monday - Saturday09:30 - 17:00
Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Tearoom Summer (1 Apr 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 16:30
Sunday14:30 - 16:30

* Closed on Sunday except for church services during the winter.

Please note the tearoom is closed between 12.30pm and 2.30pm during the Summer months
The Tearoom is closed in the Winter months

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