13th to 22nd September 2019

Festival Directors - Nicky & Becky

Festival Directors - Nicky & Becky

Now in its fourth year, Winchester Heritage Open Days just seems to get bigger and better.

We’ve got more than 140 different events in our programme this year, many of which are taking place at multiple times over multiple days! We are always delighted to see so many favourites return and excited to be introducing some new events too!

Remember, every event is FREE to attend and many you can just turn up to. Most of the talks, creative workshops and guided tours though you do need to book in advance, and some of the more popular events do get booked up very fast, so you will need to be quick once the box office opens!

PLEASE NOTE the box office opens 7th August. If you are on our supporters mailing list though you will be sent an access code prior to this date, and you will be able to book sooner. To subscribe for FREE to mailing list click here.

We also recommend joining the mailing list to stay in touch with last minutes changes and additions to the programme. There are always some every year!

Is your family feeling creative . . . . . . . ?

Delve into the past

Delve into the past

Then grab a paintbrush at The Colour Factory or join in Hyde900 Medieval tile workshop. If your little one is an aspiring chef then let them try Chocolate-making at Montesuma’s or they can pick up tips at Fishy fun for mini Steins. Don’t forget to pop into the Military Museums, see how flour is made at the City Mill and go backstage at the Theatre Royal.

You can try out sports at the Lido, watch medieval Knights at the Westgate in combat and visit Weorod: Early medieval living history near the Cathedral. Go treasure hunting at Winchester Quaker Meeting House, meet Regency Dancers and Tudor musicians at The Great Hall and book in to one of the story telling sessions around the city.

be nosey and discover Winchester’s history

Later this month we will be publishing this year's programme. ⠀
Not that we are bias but it is even more AMAZING this year than it was last!! ⠀
Not only are there more events but we have listened to your feedback and included more open houses, more family activities and continued the fabulous programme of expert talks and guided walks. We cannot wait to share it with you.⠀
The box office opens in early August but if you want to book sooner then you can as a festival supporter. It is free to join, simply sign up via our website with your email. ⠀
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Don’t miss the chance to go behind closed doors and discover parts of the city you never knew existed.

Save the dates - 13th to 22nd September 2019 - and then in August (or July for those on our mailing list) book yourself on to our walks and talks.

You can listen to Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire, ITV Journalist and presenter Alistair Stewart and also historians Rebecca Rideal, Jane Robinson, Emma Muscat, and Elena Woodacre. You can also book yourself onto a special tour of Winchester College, Chawton House, Abbots Barton Farmhouse, The Grange, Hampshire Cultural Trust collections, Hursley House, St John’s Assembly Rooms and more.

Remember box office opens 7th August for general public, and on 14th July for those on our mailing list. To join the mailing list enter your email address in the box below.