City Museum

City Museum, Winchester

In the City Museum, three galleries tell the story of Winchester's past from the Iron Age to the present. Features include mosaics and reconstructed Victorian High Street shops. AudioGuide available in English, Spanish and French.


Free admission

The Square, Winchester, SO23 9ES
Telephone: 01962 863 064

Opening Hours

April to October: Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm.Sunday 12pm to 5pm.
November to March: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm.

Fun For Families

Plenty of hands-on activities for families. Have a go sorting artefacts like an archaeologist. Make a small brass rubbing. Colour in your own Anglo-Saxon pot design. See if you can spot all the faces or all the objects with our children's quizzes. Try on all sorts of period costumes and see what you'd look like as a Roman, a Saxon, a Victorian gent or an Edwardian lady. Take a look at our children's guide and see what we can do for under-5s. All free! Bring your camera. Baby-changing facilities are available.


Level access from the street and an accessible toilet. 
Guide dogs are welcome.
Hearing Induction Loop provided.
Large-print version of artefact interpretation available upon request.

We regret that due to ongoing problems with our lift, it is again out of service.  We apologise for any inconvenience.  Please bear with us while we progress replacement works.

Inside the Galleries

Venta Gallery (Top Floor)

Wintanceaster Gallery (Middle Floor)

Winchester Gallery (Bottom Floor) 


Check out a short film made by University of Winchester media students - 'The City Museum - Where History Comes Alive'.

There's plenty of history in the South East.  To find out more, visit History Revealed

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