About Us

Taking place each September, and organised and run entirely by a small team of volunteers from City of Winchester Trust, Winchester Heritage Open Days is a free four-day festival celebrating Winchester’s history, cultural heritage and architecture.

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 offers a unique opportunity to discover some of Winchester’s unknown history and hidden places – and it’s all FREE.