Winchester Discovery Centre

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Winchester Discovery Centre is a new generation of libraries, run by Hampshire County Council. It houses a public library, two galleries, a performance hall, cafe and learning spaces.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Gallery

Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Closed: Bank holidays

Admission charges


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Dinosaurium: Reimagined Creatures

  • 11 July — 6 September 2015 *on now

This exhibition at Winchester Discovery Centre will have a strong collectors’ theme with a reconstructed antiquarians/collectors/naturalists study, plus a mystery fictional Edwardian collectors specimen jar containing ‘living’ dinosaur. There will also be artist’s work and an exploration of the theory that each generation re-imagines dinosaurs in their own way.

Families brave enough to face the dinosaurs at multiple venues increase their chances to win special prizes. Hampshire Cultural Trust has thrown down the gauntlet and launched its DINO TRACKER map, where visitors can collect footprint stickers at each venue they visit to be in with a chance to win ‘roarsome’ prizes and become the ultimate DINO TRACKER.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Dinosaurs in your Garden

  • 8 August — 3 October 2015 *on now

Dinosaurs died out 66 million years ago – or did they? Discover how large meat-eating dinosaurs evolved into modern birds, their nearest living relatives.

Based on an exhibition by Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales and supplemented by objects from Oxford University Museum, Manchester Museum, York Museum, Teylers Museum, Netherlands
Dinosaur Isle and Dinosaur Expeditions.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Winchester Discovery Centre
Jewry Street
SO23 8SB




0845 603 5631

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