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Winchester City Museum

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A lot packed in a small area - well worth the visit

Although it looks small, ther are 3 floors that are pretty packed. Like Winchester it is well worth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
vietnamgirl0913
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Superb museum

I can't believe we hadn't been here before now, this museum is such a gem! We were in the city for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cathy500
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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The Square, Winchester SO23 9ES, England
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All reviews three floors roman mosaics roman times iron age dressing up clothes middle floor free entry interactive things for children scale model well worth a visit fascinating exhibits presented information middle ages local history nice collection interesting items small building
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it looks small, ther are 3 floors that are pretty packed. Like Winchester it is well worth a visit and we enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This small but well planned museum covers from prehistory to the present day (with a section on Jane Eyre). It's superbly laid out in a lovely building with enough scope for younger visitors. Enjoyable and informative - and free, though contributions are much welcomed!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I can't believe we hadn't been here before now, this museum is such a gem! We were in the city for the BBC History Magazine weekend and in between talks thought we would pop in. We popped in 3 times in the end because all...More

Thank Cathy500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really wonderful place to visit for the whole family. On entering you will be struck by a stunning model of the City of Winchester - if your new to the City its a great introduction. Then you go up through the floors in a...More

Thank Yinnon E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some interesting displays. Three floors each dealing with a particular period (Roman, Saxon/Norman and Victorian). Highlights for me were the mosaic on the top floor and the huge model of the city in the 1870s. Free entry as well though donations obviously welcomed.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a great deal to see but it was well organised and the city model was very informative. Learnt about Jane Austen too. Have a look in for half an hour, it's worth it!

Thank susie101
Reviewed September 13, 2018

I hadn't been inside this museum before, despite having walked past it on the way to the Cathedral a number of times. It has three different historical periods over the three floors. It is well laid out, with a mixture of models, exhibits, artefacts, things...More

Thank JaynaStephens
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Very interesting small museum over 3 floors, children can have a hands on experience and dress up in the clothes of the period - i.e. roman, Tudor etc.

Thank loiswalton1946
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

It’s free to get in but I gave a donation as asked for by the staff - which I wish I hadn’t as we stayed for two minutes. Inside was a very good model city of Winchester. However that was it. If there were other...More

Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A really interesting free museum consist of three floors attracting the tourists as well as the locals. Is all about the history of Winchester from the Roman era till the modern times with a detailed model of the Winchester itself. Well worth a visit especially...More

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