Extraordinary Women of Hampshire Exhibition
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Extraordinary Women of Hampshire Exhibition

An brand new exhibition celebrating the many inspirational women, past & present, from Winchester & the wider Hampshire area. You can read the fascinating stories of these influential female figures & suggest your own additions to the list.

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St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church
Sep
13
to Sep 16

St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church

Come and explore our beautiful 13th century church above a gateway, dedicated to one of our best loved Saxon saints. According to legend, should it rain on St Swithun’s Day, it will rain for 40 days. On Saturday 15th there will be poetry readings.

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St John the Baptist Winchester - come and explore
Sep
13
to Sep 16

St John the Baptist Winchester - come and explore

Have you visited Winchester's 'gem' on the ancient Pilgrims' Way? Heritage Open Days is a wonderful time to visit as we will have guides available on Saturday to answer questions and to help you discover the beauty of this 12th century church.

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The Great Hall
Sep
13
to Sep 16

The Great Hall

Explore the timeline of Winchester Castle and admire its medieval hall. Meet heroes and villains of its past, from Kings and Queens to judges and executioners and join in the family fun with dressing up and children’s activities.

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Hyde900 – Hyde Abbey dig finds display and medieval tile workshop
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Hyde900 – Hyde Abbey dig finds display and medieval tile workshop

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!

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'Winchester: Then and Now' Exhibition
Sep
13
to Sep 16

'Winchester: Then and Now' Exhibition

Early photographs of Winchester from the Trust archives are displayed alongside current photographs, illustrations & watercolours of the same views. Discover how much has changed & what is still familiar. A selection of illustrations will be on sale.

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Winchester College - Guided Tour
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Winchester College - Guided Tour

Join us on a fascinating tour of the medieval heart of Winchester College, believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country and considered to have one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Southern England.

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The Great Hall Historical Tours
Sep
13
to Sep 16

The Great Hall Historical Tours

Explore the timeline of Winchester's ancient Castle & join one of our enthusiastic guides for special tours of the site including The Great Hall & Former Grand Jury Room. Find out more with special access to Serle’s House & The Council Chamber.

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Royal Oak - maybe the Oldest Bar in England
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Royal Oak - maybe the Oldest Bar in England

Make sure you visit us to discover our 1000 year history and have a view of where Queen Emma, twice queen of England, had her Winchester residency. As well as our detailed history packs, visitors will be able to play medieval board games.

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Winchester College - Guided tour of the Archives
Sep
13
to Sep 16

Winchester College - Guided tour of the Archives

This hour-long tour allows a rare opportunity to view two medieval rooms which house the school’s archives. Documents and artefacts relating to the school’s history, including the Foundation Charters and Founder’s Statutes, will be on display.

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Architectural Tour of the Cathedral's Inner Close by George Saumarez Smith
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Architectural Tour of the Cathedral's Inner Close by George Saumarez Smith

Guided walking tour by local architect George Saumarez Smith, looking at the buildings that surround Winchester Cathedral's Inner Close. The walk will explore how this area has evolved since Medieval times, with a focus on the 12 canons’ houses.

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‘Fragments of Winchester’ by Blue Apple Theatre at Pilgrims' Hall
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

‘Fragments of Winchester’ by Blue Apple Theatre at Pilgrims' Hall

The award winning Blue Apple Theatre company bring to life some of the local voices you will not have heard before – some historically accurate & some imagined. These fragments will lift the lid on parts of the city you may not have known of before.

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