Here is a comprehensive list of all events taking place between 13th and 22nd September 2019.
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Following the success of last year’s Extraordinary Women Exhibition, we take another look at more of Hampshire’s notable figures as well as featuring some additional women whose extraordinary lives or achievements equally deserve to be recognised.
Discover our 1000 year history & have a view of where Queen Emma, twice queen of England, had her Winchester residency. As well as our history packs, visitors can play medieval board games and those over 18 years can book onto our ale tasting sessions!
Built by the monks of Hyde Abbey in the 12th century, parts of the original church still exist, including the Norman doorway.
Come and visit our much-loved community venue – rescued from demolition by “people power” in the 1980s – and have a go at various sports and recreational activities!
St Swithun's Church is acting as a destination for this years Ride and Stride. It is also opening its doors to visitors of all denominations.
Step inside The Westgate, a scheduled monument in the centre of Winchester, the ancient capital of England and make your own brass rubbing from a replica of an original brass on display. One free brass rubbing per person.
We are delighted that once again St Lawrence is hosting a poetry event for this year's Heritage Open Days, and they are also taking part in Ride and Stride on Saturday 14th.
Have you visited Winchester's hidden gem on the 'Pilgrim's Way'? Open to visitors all-day and on the Ride and Stride route, make sure you come and explore what St John the Baptist has to offer.
The Watercress Quartet will be performing music for string quartet at Abbey House. Come and hear them play classical pieces and works by Cole Porter and Scott Joplin in this beautiful historic setting.
Frequent free vintage bus service all afternoon, and a display of the Friends of King Alfred Buses collection of Bedford coaches. The coaches will be on static display until around 3pm when they will run some free trips.
Don’t miss the chance to learn about our culinary history & see this unique & beautifully restored eel house. Built in the 1820s to trap eels for the family at Arlebury Park House, it also supplied eels to London’s Billingsgate Market.
Discover the Medieval gem that is St. Michael's and, this year, celebrating the life of Enos Diddams, Leader of the 'Radical and Musical Society' - a key player in the 'Swing Riots' of 1830. Outside, enjoy all the fun of the Village Fete.
WARG, the society for Winchester archaeology and local history, will be in the Brethen's Hall showcasing previous digs, interactive displays and activities. WARG volunteers will also be available to talk about Brethen's Hall.
History and hospitality in a serene and picturesque setting by the water meadows. The Hospital of St Cross is a beautiful group of Grade I Listed Buildings dating from 1132, and is home to 25 Brothers.
Explore the timeline of Winchester Castle and join one of enthusiastic guides for special tours of The Great Hall, Former Grand Jury Room and the former site of the ancient castle.
This is a great opportunity to see some of the photographs, drawings and other information from the City of Winchester Trust's review and assessment of important buildings and churches in Winchester’s Conservation Area.
Discover the history of Hyde Abbey through a display of finds from the dig including encaustic tiles. And why not have a go yourself at making a floor tile in the medieval manner? But be prepared to get your hands dirty!
A chance to see Giblert White & The Oates Collections for free! Three museums focused on exploring the natural world in one. Plus a chance to visit the new Brew House built and used in the 18th century and restored this year.
The Winchester College Treasury houses the outstanding collections of art and archaeology belonging to the school. The converted medieval Warden’s Stables contain four galleries filled with objects from around the world.
Andrew Smith and Son's specialist team of valuers will be on hand to appraise any items brought it, and will also themselves be bringing in objects relating to 'dining over the years' and giving brief talks throughout the evening.
Tudor music to entertain visitors passing through the venue and those who wish to stop and relish the historic atmosphere. The musicians are costumed and will perform on a varied collection of period instruments!
We are delighted that as well as tours The Grange Festival & The Grange Estate are again hosting a special open day on the Friday, with information about the history of the house and the annual opera festival.
See how this fully restored working watermill, the oldest working mill in the UK, produces stone ground wholemeal flour using the power of the River Itchen. There will also be additional events including Pedlars & Petticoats and the Winchester Choir.
Nostalgic display of classic and sports cars in front of the cathedral. Cars from 50, 60 & 70s right up to the last modern MG models. Come along and chat to the owners.
There are six military museums located in Peninsula Barracks, Winchester. There will be free admission to three of these museums on Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September as part of Heritage Open Days.
The Waynflete Singers, one of the UK's leading choirs, will present some popular secular and religious pieces in the peerless surroundings of Winchester’s historic Great Hall.
A wonderful opportunity to roam freely around our beautiful 18th century house and grounds, as well as enjoy an art exhibition, short film, cream teas, garden activities, and much more!
In the grounds of one of Europe's largest cathedrals, discover the lives of early Anglo-Saxon settlers in Hampshire and the surrounding counties through an accurate portrayal of early medieval life. Come and see us for our timed displays!
Romsey signal box has been restored to original condition and will be open from 1100 until 1600 both days of the weekend. Visitors will be invited to watch or get involved. Children have the chance to pull levers which operate signals outside the signal box. Children's quiz sheet also available.