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.
To mark the 200th anniversary of John Keats' poem To Autumn, a specially curated exhibition has been created to showcase the works of Hampshire children. The poems and artworks celebrate Hampshire's seasons.
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!
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.
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.
New for this year's fifth biennial Worthys Festival (14th – 22nd September 2019) is the Village Open Day. being run in tandem with Winchester Heritage Open days this is an amazing example of 'People Power' and a great opportunity for village businesses and organisations to showcase their services and activities to the whole community.
Join us as we celebrate with Hampshire museums, attractions & festivals all that is fabulous about Hampshire's heritage. There will be trails, exhibits & so much more as we showcase hidden treasures, historic buildings & notable archaeology & history
2019 marks the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919, and as part of this year’s celebration, First 100 Years has created a special touring exhibition that covers the timeline of women in law, marking the key milestones achieved.
A wonderful opportunity to view this early 20th century Merryweather Steamer Pump fire engine and associated accessories within the old fire station, including a film explaining how it works.
To celebrate 200 years since John Keats visited Winchester and wrote his much-loved poem To Autumn, Winchester Poetry Festival invites readers to come and read, share and enjoy a selection of his poetry and letters in a community reading event.
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.
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.
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.
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 Gilbert 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.
Meet staff and volunteers involved in the day to day life of Winchester Cathedral including stonemasons, flower arrangers, Bell Ringers and “Holy Dusters”. This is a special opportunity to explore the Cathedral by night.
Tudor music both afternoons 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!
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.
There are six military museums located in Peninsula Barracks, Winchester. There will be free admission to at least three of these museums on Saturday 21 September and Sunday 22 September as part of Heritage Open Days.
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!
The Colour Factory artists studio will be showcasing an exhibition of their paintings themed around 'food and drink' alongside bespoke jewellery and silver. Why not have a go at painting your own still life in our wonderful beach garden workshop?
The Granary Creative Arts Centre hosts heritage skills workshops and will be offering the chance to meet our stone mason and wood carving tutors. Watch them demonstrate their skills and have a go yourself.
The clank of medieval armour and the sound of clashing blades will once again ring out as knights of the High Middle Ages demonstrate the art of medieval combat. There will also be show and tell activities upstairs in the chamber.
The Theatre Royal Winchester are throwing open their doors for a FREE Open Day for all the family to enjoy. Enjoy behind- the-scenes tours with our technical team, theatre workshops and fun craft activities.
Come & explore behind the scenes of 'The Watercress Line' at our Ropley engineering hub, and discover what is involved in renovating and maintaining a steam locomotive.
Snippets from Winchester Musical & Opera Society’s May production of ‘Made in Dagenham’ will be performed live on Winchester High Street as part of this year's People Power celebrations.
As part of ‘200 Years of Autumn', Blue Apple present with trademark visual style and wit, a road trip through poetry using Keats' ‘To Autumn' as a pivotal point and closing on reflections on a 2019 Winchester Autumn.
Traditional stories told in a traditional way – the entertainment that everyone, and not just children, looked forward to most of all – something you can talk about afterwards – something you can share and pass on to others.
Join Blue Apple’s Special Assignments Company as they showcase some of the most famous and powerful Wintonians, and their even more powerful mothers, preparing for a unique talent show never seen before in any other time or space.
Listen to the beautiful sounds of Winchester Community Choir in the beautiful historic mill. The choir is an acapella choir who sing mainly traditional songs collected in Hampshire at the turn of the century in three or four part harmony.
A wonderful opportunity to visit this 18th century brick farm mill with original main shaft, crown and other wheels and two sets of stones. Whilst the machinery is too fragile to mill, visitors will be able to see exactly how it worked.
See some of the dances which were danced in Jane Austen’s time and join in one or two, if you like! Regency dances are suitable for anyone over the age of 6years and you don't need to bring a partner or a costume to join in.