Westgate Museum



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

Tel: 01962 869864

Westgate Museum


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.

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 Joint Ticket including City Museum£8.00 per ticket
Child (5 - 15 years)£1.50 per ticket
Child (ages 4 and under)Free
Child Joint Ticket including City Museum£4.00 per ticket
Concession£2.50 per ticket
Concession Joint Ticket including City Museum£6.50 per ticket
Family (up to 5 people, max. 2 adults)£8.50 per ticket
Family Joint Ticket including City Museum£22.50 per ticket
Under 5s Joint Ticket including City MuseumFree


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


Map & Directions


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

Opening Times

* Monday – Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Please note that Westgate closes for the winter. Please visit the venue website for the latest information on opening times.

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