About Us

Taking place each September Winchester Heritage Open Days is a free four-day festival celebrating Winchester’s history, cultural heritage and architecture. This fabulous short film commissioned by the national team gives you a glimpse of what we get up to.

Part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, the festival provides a diverse and local programme of events ranging from music, theatre, workshops and living history to exhibitions, open buildings, guided tours, walks and talks.

This hugely popular, family oriented festival, and organised and run entirely by a small team of volunteers from City of Winchester Trust, offers a unique opportunity to discover some of Winchester’s unknown history and hidden places – and it’s all FREE.