Brass Rubbing at the Westgate

The Westgate Museum houses a small collection of replica Hampshire medieval church brasses.

After seeing the originals, you can have a go at making your own brass rubbing to take away as a souvenir of your visit.

You will be given an information sheet which will tell you all about the brass you have rubbed, and translate any inscription.


Trinity brass, abt. 1500 £1
Child brass showing two sons, abt. 1500 £1
The original Trinity and child brasses are on display in the Westgate John Brocas - medieval knight, Sherborne St John, 1492 £2
St Christopher brass, Weeke, Winchester, abt. 1498 £2
Civilian brass from Kings Somborne, abt. 1380 £2
John Bedell, Mayor of Winchester , 1498 £3
John Wyllyngale, Fellow of Winchester College, 1432 £3
John Morys, Warden of Winchester College, 1413 £4

The fee includes the cost of materials.

Group/educational group bookings

£2.00 per student

Group visits must be pre-booked.

Students are normally able to make their own small brass rubbing, and also, with their friends, make larger brass rubbings for a school display. Numbers are limited to 16-18 students in each brass rubbing session. Cheques should be made payable to Winchester City Council.