Educational Resources and Visits

The Hampshire Cultural Trust museums are ideal venues for learning outside the classroom.

There is support for teachers on pre-visits and planning self-led pre-booked visits and the possibility of hands-on artefact sessions with the education officer. School loans and online resources are available.

If you would be interested in discussing these opportunities further, please contact Robin Iles, Venues & Learning Manager (Winchester), tel: 01962 826 741 or email


Romans KS2

At the City Museum see mosaics, jewellery and coins. Try replica costumes and hands-on activities. Handle and investigate a real Roman pot.

Anglo-Saxons KS2

At the City Museum see amazing artefacts, City models, numerous activities and replica costumes. Saxon pot handling. For Anglo-Saxons also visit Winchester Cathedral.

Old Winchester shops KS1

Reconstructed Victorian/Edwardian shops in the City Museum are great for looking at shopping in the old days. Period costumes help bring history alive.

Local history and geography KS2

The City Museum and Westgate are good for local studies of Winchester. Models show the town changing through time and its geographical setting. Objects show life in the town through the ages.

Westgate topics

The old fortified medieval gate is fun to explore with replica armour, activities and brass rubbing. It has hosted visits for Tudors, and Castles, and is ideally placed for visiting the Great Hall and Round Table.

City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre

Hosts changing temporary displays featuring art exhibitions and object based history displays. Keep up to date at City Space

Foreign Schools and language groups

Our museums welcome visits by foreign schools. Museum sites offer a hands-on child-friendly overview of Winchester's history. Groups are requested to pre-book.

Artefact Loans Service

A small loans service includes boxes of artefacts and teacher's notes on Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Medieval Times, Fossils, and more.


Work Experience

Hampshire Cultural Trust is able to offer a range of work placements to students of sixth form age and above who are interested in finding out more about working in museums and archaeology.

Placements have been arranged for A-level students from Peter Symonds College, Winchester (Travel and Tourism courses), for undergraduates from University College, Winchester (History, Archaeology, Tourism and Heritage Management courses), and for post-graduate students from the University of Southampton Winchester campus (MA in Museum & Galleries).

To discuss a possible placement, contact Robin Iles, Venues and Learning Manager (Winchester)
tel. 01962 826 741


Animated films made by children for Winchester Museums:

How to Survive the Stone Age

Egyptian Treasure in Winchester

Roman Winchester

The Story of Hyde Abbey

The Victorians in Winchester



City Museum Faces Spotter Quiz

City Museum History Detective Quiz

Westgate Museum Gatekeeper Quiz

Gunni Guide Leaflet

Under 5s Leaflet

Treasures of Hyde Abbey activities:

  1. Design a stained glass window
  2. English but not as we know it
  3. Hyde Cross colouring in sheet
  4. Lovely Latin
  5. Medieval Tiles
  6. Reconstruct Medieval tiles
  7. What’s in a Name?

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