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 (February-October) (22 Feb 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)|
|Friday - Saturday||10:00||- 17:00|
|Open (July-September) (1 July 2021 - 30 Sept 2021)|
|Monday - Saturday||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.
Please note: through November to February half term, the Westgate Museum is closed.
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