Important information: With the rapid increase in COVID-19 infections and the resulting changes to government guidance, to help keep everyone safe Hampshire Cultural Trust museums and galleries are currently closed and will remain so until further notice. They will re-open as soon as they can and look forward to welcoming you back.
Winchester's Tudor and Stuart past is revealed in this beautifully refurbished listed monument, the last of the main medieval gates into the city.
A debtors' prison for 150 years, original prisoners' graffiti still covers the walls. The museum houses Tudor and Stuart artefacts, including a unique and internationally significant collection of weights and measures and a Tudor ceiling commissioned for the marriage of Mary I and Philip of Spain from Winchester College.
Younger visitors can try on a suit of armour or make an authentic brass rubbing, and there are breathtaking views of Winchester from the museum roof.
The Grade-1 listed building is not wheelchair accessible due to its age and there is a considerably steep staircase from the street entrance. Guide dogs are permitted and there is a hearing loop.
Admission charges apply, tickets can be pre-booked via the Hampshire Cultural Trust website.
|Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Aug 2020)|
|Tuesday - Friday||Closed|
|Saturday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00|
* Westgate Museum is a seasonal venue. Please check the venue website for up-to-date opening times prior to your visit.
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