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Westgate Museum

Winchester

Type:Museum

Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

Tel: 01962 869864

Westgate Museum

About

Winchester's Tudor and Stuart past is revealed in this beautifully refurbished listed monument, the last of the main medieval gates into the city.

A debtors' prison for 150 years, original prisoners' graffiti still covers the walls. The museum houses Tudor and Stuart artefacts, including a unique and internationally significant collection of weights and measures and a Tudor ceiling commissioned for the marriage of Mary I and Philip of Spain from Winchester College.

Younger visitors can try on a suit of armour or make an authentic brass rubbing, and there are breathtaking views of Winchester from the museum roof.

The Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age and there is a considerably steep staircase from the street entrance. Guide dogs are permitted and there is a hearing loop. For those with visual impairments, there is a 'touch and hear' information point.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome. 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free Admission TicketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

April - October (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday12:00 - 17:00
February Half Term - March (10 Feb 2019 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - FridayClosed*
Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
Sunday12:00 - 16:00*

* Closed November to February half term

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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