New displays bring to life Winchester's nationally important story, using the city's rich archaeological and local history collections. Winchester was a major Roman centre, Venta Belgarum, as shown by the many mosaics on view, and became the principal city of King Alfred and later Anglo-Saxon and Norman kings. The story continues through the centuries with Winchester's revival as a fashionable county town in the eighteenth century and the emergence of Winchester's first hospital. Jane Austen's connections with Winchester are also represented. Reconstructed Victorian & Edwardian High Street shops and displays illustrating the growth of tourism are reminders of Winchester's modern roles. Hand-on activities and quizzes for children.
April - October
Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Medicine, Personalities, Photography, Social History, Trade and Commerce
Fascinating finds day at City Museum, Winchester
- 25 July 2015 10am-4pm
Drop in to the City Museum and handle real archaeological objects from the collections with our curators, and bring along your own fascinating archaeological finds for identification by our experts.
01962 863 064
Winchester City Council
01962 840 222