Westgate Museum

Westgate Museum
High Street
SO23 8ZB


The Westgate Museum, Winchester City Council





01962 840 222

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Westgate Museum
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Medieval gateway, positioned close to Winchester's Great Hall, with portcullis slot and early gunports. Interesting graffiti from its use as a debtor's prison from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Contains unique collection of the city's weights and measures, including the Winchester bushel and the standard yard of Henry VII's reign. Displays also include a fine ceiling from Winchester College painted to celebrate Queen Mary I and Phillip of Spain's marriage in 1554. Also armour, gibbet, leg-irons. Rooftop viewing of the Great Hall and the oldest High Street in England. Brass rubbing. Children's quiz. Artefact handling.

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Opening hours

*Change of opening times.
Please note that as from 1st May 2011 the Westgate will be open every weekend until October half term but will no longer open on weekdays.*

Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1200-1700

November-January Closed

Admission charges

Free Admission

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Law and Order, Social History, Weapons and War