Westgate Museum

Winchester

Type:Museum

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

Tel: 01962 869864

Westgate Museum

About

With the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections and the resulting changes to government guidance, to help keep everyone safe Hampshire Cultural Trust museums and galleries are currently closed and will remain so until further notice. We will re-open as soon as we can and look forward to welcoming you back.

Located at the top of the High Street in the historic city of Winchester, Westgate Museum is housed inside a surviving fortified medieval city gateway. The museum tells the story of this remarkable building, and the history of Tudor and Stuart Winchester. It also offers great rooftop city views. 

A debtors’ prison for 150 years, this beautifully refurbished listed monument is the last of the main medieval gates into the city. Today, Westgate Museum’s displays include a famous collection of pre-imperial weights and measures and a fine painted ceiling made for Winchester College in anticipation of a visit by Mary Tudor and Philip of Spain on the occasion of their marriage in Winchester in 1554.

There are plenty of hands-on activities for all the family to enjoy during your visit. Try on a replica coat of armour and Tudor costumes and pose for a photograph! Make a brass rubbing to take away and have a go at the Westgate spotter trail. Throughout the year, we run a programme of fun, family-friendly events and activities.

We regret this Grade I listed building is not wheelchair accessible. There is a 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. There is no toilet in the Westgate.

Admission charges apply, tickets can be pre-booked via the Hampshire Cultural Trust website.

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00
Child (5 - 15 years)£1.50 per ticket
Child (ages 4 and under)Free
Concession£2.50 per ticket
Family (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)£8.50 per ticket

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

Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Gift shop

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

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Map & Directions

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

Temporarily closed (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Westgate Museum is a seasonal venue. Please check the venue website for up-to-date opening times prior to your visit.

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