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!
We are very sorry to advise but Andrew's talk is CANCELLED; the venue has advised us they are no longer available for this event and we have no alternative herbal garden available.
On our Self Discovery Experience you can explore the distillery with a map, listening to audio points throughout. Across the distillery's sprawling Victorian architecture, you can learn about the history of gin, Laverstoke Mill and Bombay Sapphire.
Come along to hear about the successes of sparkling wine production in England hosted by Hampshire’s very own Hattingley Valley, a family owned and managed vineyard and winery. There will be opportunity to taste their award winning wines as well!
Award-winning author Pete Brown returns with Pie Fidelity, a journey of 9 classic British dishes.
Is British food really as bad as people think? Pete argues our traditional grub is vitally important, not only on the table but in defining who we are.
Aged 8 to 14years? Then join the team at Rick Stein’s for a fun and interactive session where you can meet some of the creatures of the seas and rivers, get hands-on with fish, and learn more about the history of some fab fishy dishes.
Pedlars and Petticoats present “Tea and Scandal”. A light hearted conversation over tea between Jane Austen’s sister, Cassandra and friend Martha Lloyd. Gossip, recipes, poetry and extracts from letters shared. Martha collected Austen family recipes
A short guided tour around Hampshire Record Office, including a visit to conservation and other areas not normally open to the public. And as part of one of this year’s Heritage theme there will also be a small exhibition about food and drink.
Jane loves living in Hampshire and is delighted to be part of this year's Heritage Open days, she will be speaking about her MasterChef experience, life since winning and her own celebration and use of local food and drink.
Join Social and Food Historian Emma Muscat for an adventure in 1920's food. Inspired by the Downton Abbey film, Emma discusses typical culinary fare that would have been served at both high-end and working-class dining tables of the period.
Bordeaux has perhaps lost it’s way in the world on new wines trends and the march of New World Wines from the southern hemisphere. Let’s not forget why this region produces some great wines!
Join our Family Chocolate Experience at Montezumas! This special event for Heritage Open Days will allow you to learn more about the history of chocolate, indulge in chocolate tasting and take part in a fun chocolate making experience!