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Medieval Knights at the Westgate

The Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

Located at the top of the High Street in the historic city of Winchester, Westgate Museum is housed inside a surviving fortified medieval city gateway. The museum tells the story of this remarkable building, and the history of Tudor and Stuart Winchester. It also offers great rooftop city views. 

The clank of medieval armour and the sound of clashing blades will once again ring out around the Westgate and Castle Precinct as knights of the High Middle Ages demonstrate the art of medieval combat. Demonstrations of hand-to-hand combat will be taking place outside and there will also be a show and tell activity inside The Westgate.

●  Sunday 22 September: 1100-1700

The combat demonstrations will take place at the following times: 11am, 11.30am, 2.15pm and 4pm.

No booking required.

Demonstrations of hand-to-hand combat will be on the site of the castle between The Great Hall and The Westgate with easy wheelchair access. The show and tell activity will take place in The Westgate chamber, which only has access via narrow stone steps. We regret this Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age, and there is a steep staircase from the street entrance.  Guide dogs are permitted and there is a hearing loop. For those with visual impairments there is a 'touch and hear' information point. There is no toilet in The Westgate.

The Westgate is at the top of the High Street not far from the Great Hall and Round Table.