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Winchester City Museum

The Square, Winchester SO23 9ES, England
+44 1962 863064
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Tidy little museum

This museum is located close to the cathedral and is spread over three floors. Gives a reasonable... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Toadsfeet
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Tisbury, United Kingdom
great little place

this place isnt huge but it has some fascinating exhibits. lots of old buckles ans coins that amaze... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen M
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Poole
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  • Average7%
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“three floors” (21 reviews)
“roman mosaics” (9 reviews)
“roman times” (9 reviews)
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The Square, Winchester SO23 9ES, England
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+44 1962 863064
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is located close to the cathedral and is spread over three floors. Gives a reasonable description of the origins and development of Winchester over the centuries.Busy when we visited largely due to the half term holidays and people escaping the rain. Helpful staff/volunteers...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place isnt huge but it has some fascinating exhibits. lots of old buckles ans coins that amaze me . lots of dressing up stuff for children and adults entry by donation .

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an unexpected gem! Really informative and immersive displays with lots of hands-on activities; our kids (8 and 5) particularly enjoyed identifying bones, sorting bulk finds, a find-the-exhibit trail and the interactive videos with the city model. Staff were friendly and helpful. We spent...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The city museum was a bit of a surprise really. It was small, over 3 floors and impressive. The scale model of Winchester is something else, absolutely incredible. We spent ages comparing where we'd been and what we wanted to do. The mosaic area was...More

1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good interactive museum. Great fro children but also fun for adults, dont cost anything and they ad a lot of new stuff all the time it seems like.

1  Thank Tonje N
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Today we took our young grandson for a trip to Winchester. After some lunch we took him in the museum which is housed on three floors in an old house nearthe cathedral. Free to enter, each of the museum time periods held the boy's interest...More

2  Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 24 December 2017

THe Model of Winchester in the center is a modern work of art an the museum has chunks of potted Winchester to look at and the staff have great knowledge of the City

1  Thank davidmclean2016
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Excellent small museum on three floors that charts the development of Winchester. Modern and well lit, with plenty of interactive things for the younger generation. We particularly enjoyed the lovely model of the City from around 1830 and a beautiful roman mosaic. It's free to...More

Thank Teucer2000
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A trip to Winchester and we’d done all the research but hadn’t included this one. Free, but you can pay a donation based on what you feel is the worth of the visit. A suggested figure was £3 each. It took us less than an...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This museum is on 3 floors, with disabled access. The top floor covers the Iron Age & Roman remains. There is a reconstruction of a mans face using a skull that is from the Roman period. Excellent mosaics, pottery, glass etc. The middle floor covers...More

1  Thank happyoapessex
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