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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
After a successful funding bid from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historical Huzzahs and the Theatre Royal Winchester are pleased to present their Second World War piece "Home Fires". An interactive endurance performance exploring the stories of those who ‘kept the home fires burning’.
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.
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.