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.
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.
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
This year the museum will be working with Southampton and District Transport Heritage Trust for the day. You can travel in a heritage bus from Bursledon Station to the museum. There will also be a display of heritage buses in the main courtyard.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.