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Airmen and aviators in the Aldershot Military Cemetery

Aldershot Military Cemetery, Gallwey Road, Aldershot, Hampshire

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary in 2018, this event remembers that Aldershot and Farnborough were the early centres of military…

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Barrack life in Aldershot through the ages

Aldershot Military Museum, Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LG

Aldershot Army Camp was founded in 1855 and troops have been stationed here ever since. Visitors will begin by hearing about life in the original…

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Alresford Eel House

The Eel House, located on the Wayfarer's Path, off The Dean, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9BE

The Eel House sits beside the Wayfarers' Way footpath in idyllic woodland in a valley about a mile and a half from the centre of the charming…

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Behind the scenes tours of the Mid Hants Railway engineering sheds

Mid Hampshire Railway, Station House, Station Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0BL

The tours will take you behind the scenes through our workshops to explore how we restore the steam locomotives and carriages we run on the…

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Guided Tours of The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

The Grange is a Scheduled Monument with Grade 1 listing. The original red brick house was built in the mid-1660s to a design by William Samwell.…

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Open Day at The Grange

The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9TG

The house and theatre will be open for viewing from 14.00 on Friday 14th. The Grange Festival volunteers and The Grange Estate will be stationed…

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Women on the Railways

Mid Hampshire Railway, Station House, Station Hill, Ropley, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 0BL

Our ‘Women on the Railway’ exhibition in the viewing gallery at Ropley, has been curated especially for Heritage Open Days 2018. You will be…

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A Walk in Jane’s footsteps

Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SJ

Chawton House is an Elizabethan Manor House in the village of Chawton, East Hampshire that once belonged to Jane Austen’s brother Edward. Jane…

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Jane Austen’s Treasures

Jane Austens House Museum, Winchester Road, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 1SD

Jane Austen’s House Museum is one of the most important literary sites in the world. Situated in the Hampshire village of Chawton, a few miles…

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The Vyne Historic House and Gardens

The Vyne, Vyne Road, Sherborne St. John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL

Ask for a timed ticket at Visitor Reception and you can explore the house which played host to a royal visit argued to have impacted the course of…

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Sandham Memorial Chapel

Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, Hampshire, RG20 9JT

Sandham Memorial Chapel houses what is arguably the most important series of paintings by the Modern British artist, Sir Stanley Spencer…

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National Aerospace Library

The National Aerospace Library, The Hub Q134, Fowler Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7JP

Based on the collections of the Royal Aeronautical Society, we hold over 100,000 books, pamphlets, reports, plans and images on aeroplanes,…

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Beer, Gas & Rubble

Meet outside Bobbys Restaurant , 18 Stoke Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1JB

It also housed the old gas works, the dump and a couple of long lost pubs. Very little remains of the area now but by using photographs and his…

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Chinese Whispers Quilt Challenge

Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1BT

A Chinese Whispers challenge involves groups of 4 quilters. The first quilter is given a theme or image by the Chair as the basis to make their…

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Fort Blockhouse and the Submarine Escape Training Tank

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

Your Guide will give you a brief history of the site from Roman times to present day. You'll also tour the former submarine base and visit the…

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Haslar Hospital - Past, Present and Future

Meet at the Guardhouse, Royal Haslar Hospital, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AA

Royal Haslar Hospital was the first proper naval hospital in the country, receiving its first patients in 1754, and much later became the hospital…

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Haslar Peninsular WalkAbout

Royal Naval Submarine Museum Car Park , Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AS

This southern tip of Gosport is surrounded by water on three sides. To the north is Haslar Lake, to the east is Portsmouth Harbour and to the…

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Leesland Park - Past, Present and Future

Leesland Park, Whitworth Close/Daisy Lane, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3PF

In the course of its regeneration, the Friends of Leesland Park have tried to create areas of interest for all members of our community.…

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Little Woodham - 17th Century Village

Little Woodham Lane, Howe Road, Rowner, Gosport, Hampshire, PO13 8AB

Within the parish of Rowner, surrounded by ancient woodland, lies the 17th century village of Little Woodham. It may have been created only some…

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Local Naval History full of Turkish and Ship Filled Mysteries

51 Clayhall Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2BB

Find out about the link with Turkey and how Gosport became known as ‘Turk Town’. Also, submarines and links with the Russian Revolution. The…

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Lost Souls - A WWI Family Story

Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4DS

This story is told within the atmosphere of Fort Brockhurst, from where many a soldier left to fight in 'the war to end all wars'. Please make…

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Regency Crescent Gardens

Crescent Garden, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH

During the tour the history of the Garden and the locality is described. The Regency period was considered a romantic time and this is reflected…

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Roll up! Roll up! Gosport Bowling Club.

Gosport Bowling Club, Anglesey Gardens, 1 Anglesey Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2EG

The game of Bowls is truly an outdoor sport for all. It can be played by all ages and abilities, a perfect sport for all the family. We invite…

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The D-Day Story - Gosport 1944

Gosport & District Angling Club, Lifeboat Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2TR

The whole of the Bay became a restricted area. Binoculars and cameras were forbidden. All existing buildings at the Bay were commandeered and the…

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The Somme: a WW1 family story

First Light Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR

Reginald was a Gosport Fireman and had no need to go to war. But he did his duty. A very moving tribute was paid to him in 1919 and you’ll be…

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The Elms and The Waterloo Room

The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3LH

The Waterloo Room is said to have been built to host a dinner with the Duke of Wellington as the principal guest. Sadly, no proof of a visit has…

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Lee Heritage Waterfront Walk

Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9BW

This guided walk takes you along Lee Promenade to the Old Swimming Pool site and covers many Historic Waterfront subjects and events that have…

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The World’s Only Hovercraft Museum

The Hovercraft Museum, Daedalus Site Seafront Gate, Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9NS

Within the world's only museum dedicated to this invention, you can browse around the exclusive collection of over 50 hovercraft including James…

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Ballard School, New Milton (Great Ballard House Tour)

Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 5SU

Our main Ballard School building was built as a country residence for the Ubsdell family in the early 1900s and still has typical period features…

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Visit Odiham Castle by boat on the Basingstoke Canal

Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hampshire, RG29 1AL

Enjoy a relaxing trip along a delightful section of the Basingstoke Canal (first opened in 1794) from Odiham to North Warnborough and Odiham…

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7yrs - 11yrs Georgian Class room Drama workshop. Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

7yrs - 11yrs Georgian Class room Drama workshop Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:30am – 1:30pm Discover the sights and sounds of a Georgian School…

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Behind the Scenes Tour: The Mary Rose Collection

Mary Rose Trust, 1-10 College Road, H M Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LX

As part of the 2018 Heritage Open Days, the Mary Rose is excited to be able to offer a behind the scenes tour of the work involved in caring for…

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Groundlings Theatre

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Theatre Tours Discover the history of the Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings' historical tours. Explore the truth surrounding Charles…

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Groundlings Theatre, Costume Exhibition

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Description:Come and view our immersive costume exhibition that travels through the ages from Jason and the Argonauts to Saturday Night Fever.…

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Phoenix Lodge Rooms 110 High St. Old Portsmouth

110 High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HJ

Phoenix Lodge Rooms, 110 High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HJ Free Admission to one of Portsmouth's historic buildings, Phoenix Lodge…

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Portsmouth Cathedral

Cathedral Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury, High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2HH

Enjoy indoor and outdoor tours with our Cathedral Guides. Come and see rare documents and artefacts on display from our archives and collection:…

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Restoration Theatre Drama Workshop 12yrs +

Groundlings Theatre Co, 42 Kent Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BS

Saturday, September 8, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm Restoration Theatre was truly a unique era of performance and writing celebrating the end of Puritan…

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The Round Tower, Old Portsmouth

The Round Tower, Broad Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2JE

Old Portsmouth's Round Tower is nearly 600 years old. The fortification has changed and developed as the city of Portsmouth has grown and…

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Bisterne Manor family-guided tour

Bisterne Manor, Bisterne, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3BN

There was a Manor on this site in Domesday Book times. Since 1336, 33 owners have looked after the main house here. The present Manor dates from…

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Romsey Signal Box

Brick Lane, Winchester Road, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8JLG

Romsey signal box has been restored to original condition and will be open from 1100 until 1600 both days of the weekend. Visitors will be invited…

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Calshot Castle

Calshot Activities Centre, Calshot Road, Calshot, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1BR

Located at the end of Calshot Spit, Calshot Castle was constructed as one of Henry VIII's coastal defences, protecting the entrance to Southampton…

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Fawley Church Heritage

All Saints Church, Marsh Lane, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1DL

This ancient Grade 1 listed building, originally sited in 971 AD, and extensively added to over the centuries, is holding a three day exhibition…

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Townhill Park House -  Heritage Day

The Gregg School, Townhill Park House, Atlantic Park View, West End, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 3RR

In 1897 Lord Ivor, First Baron Swaythling, purchased the estate from Caleb Gater, upon the marriage of his eldest son, the Hon.Louis Montagu. In…

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Fort Cumberland

Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LD

Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland, a fortification dating from 1780 onwards, with two buildings from 1747. The tour will include the…

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Shipwreck! Access4All: Lab Tours for D/deaf and hard-of-hearing visitors

Historic England, Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, PO4 9LD

This is your chance to see objects from some of England’s protected shipwrecks, discover how we research and conserve them, and try some of the…

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A Day at the Ranges

Access Gate to No 2 Range, A325, Petersfield Road, Whitehill, Hampshire

By kind permission of Defence Training Estates, Longmoor Camp, Hants, there is an opportunity to visit Longmoor Military Firing Ranges with…

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‘Fragments of Winchester’ by Blue Apple Theatre

The Pilgrim's Hall, Pilgrims School, 3 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT

If we assemble enough fragments in one place, can they begin to tell a story? If those fragments are all from or inspired by one place can they…

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A discussion with Dame Jenni Murray: ‘A History of the World in 21 Women’

Winchester College New Hall, College Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NG

Winchester College, lead sponsor of Winchester Heritage Open Days is hosting a rather special event in New Hall this year to help celebrate the…

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A glimpse behind the scenes at Hampshire Record Office

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Go behind the scenes at Hampshire Record Office and discover the work which takes place to preserve Hampshire’s documentary heritage. See how we…

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A rare opportunity to visit Winchester Book Bindery

Winchester Bindery, P & G Wells Bookshop, 11 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ

The Winchester Bindery is of historical interest in the bookselling world as P & G Wells is the only bookshop in the UK with a working bindery…

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A Tale of Two Matildas

Meet at the top of the steps outside the main entrance to The Great Hall., The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

This guided walk is led by Dr Katherine Weikert, Senior Lecturer in early Medieval European History at the University of Winchester. On the walk…

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Abbey House Collections - guided tour

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9JX

There are just five cities in the country having official residences for their Mayors. Winchester is justly proud to be one of this select…

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Afternoon tea with Lady Laura at Winchester College

Meet Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Part of our 'Extraordinary Women' series: Take a step back in time and join social historian, Emma Muscat, for a suffrage inspired afternoon tea…

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Archaeology at St Cross Hospital

Brethen's Hall, St. Cross Hospital, St. Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9SD

On the day we will set up our display boards on one of the trestle tables in the Brethren’s hall which will show photos and details of our…

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Architectural tour of the Cathedral’s Inner Close, including the 12 canons’ houses

Winchester Cathedral, The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

We are delighted that local architect George Saumarez Smith is continuing his series of guided walks for Winchester Heritage Open Days. This…

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Barter Memorial Chapel, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5DG

Rarely open to the public, this is a unique opportunity to explore the original hospital chapel designed by William Butterfield and it’s…

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Behind the scenes tour of Hampshire Museum Collections

Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Off Bar End Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RD

Why not join us for this popular and fascinating tour of the museums stores at Chilcomb House and on the Bar End Industrial Estate on Friday 14…

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Brass Rubbing inside a scheduled monument

The Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

Make your own brass rubbing from a replica of either of two original brasses on display in the Westgate Museum to take away as a souvenir of your…

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Bullington Craft Fete and Workshops

St. Michael & All Angels Church and Churchyard, Bullington Lane, Bullington, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3RE

Now in its sixth year, the Bullington Craft Fete gives an opportunity for local crafters to demonstrate their crafts, encourage one another, and…

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Charlotte Yonge The Educator: a talk by Alys Blakeway

The Grand Jury Room at The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Charlotte Yonge of Otterbourne was a well-known and successful author, whose annual sales were worth over £1000 in 1854, and who appealed to…

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Chesil Tunnel family tour

Meet at the pedestrian entrance to Chesil multi-story car park, Old Station Approach, just off Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU

Winchester Tourist Guides offer an opportunity for children to explore the disused Chesil railway tunnel, which formed a part of the Didcot,…

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Choral favourites with the Waynflete Singers

The Great Hall, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Based in Winchester Cathedral, the Waynflete Singers are well-known to Winchester audiences for their uplifting and high-quality performances of…

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Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square

St Lawrence Church, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX

St Lawrence is a church of great interest, not only for its unusual square design but also for its fine 17th-century ‘king-post’ roof and its…

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Classical Collections: Talk with Dr Sarah Harden in the Winchester College Treasury

Meet Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

The Winchester College Treasury is house in the converted medieval Warden’s Stables, and it contains the school’s outstanding collections of…

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Death In Ten Minutes: Kitty Marion. Activist. Arsonist. Suffragette.

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

As part of our Extraordinary Women series: Dr Fern Riddell tells the story of Kitty Marion, a woman sent across the country by the Pankhurst…

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Engaging with (Extraordinary) Medieval Queens

The Grand Jury Room in The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Medieval queens were truly extraordinary women, both in terms of the unique position they held and their fascinating lives. This workshop for…

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Extraordinary Georgian Women - Musical Evening at Pilgrims’ Hall

The Pilgrim's Hall, Pilgrims School, 3 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT

The Madding Crowd research and perform village music of the period 1650-1850, as described in Thomas Hardy’s ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’. …

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Extraordinary Women of Hampshire

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Our specially curated exhibition ‘Extraordinary Women’ ties in with the centenary of women’s suffrage, and celebrates some of the most…

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Extraordinary Women, Extraordinary Vintage.

Stardust Years Vintage Fashion, 3 Walcote Place, off the upper High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

Join us for a glass of wine at around 5 before a talk starting at 5.15 on the women behind the fashions. The lives and creations of a number of…

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Female Theologians and Eco-feminists

West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, West Downs Campus on Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5HT

This exhibition celebrates the pioneers of the discipline of eco-feminist theology - honouring their work and vision in developing this new field…

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From Orchard to Glass: The Magic of Cider

The Stable, 31B The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX

Cider is the world’s most misunderstood drink. Often compared to beer, a good cider has more in common with wine, right down to the way apples…

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Girl Power: The life of Lady Emma Hamilton

The Grand Jury Room at The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Emma Hamilton was born Amy Lyons in 1765. The daughter of a blacksmith, her mother died when she was two. Despite disadvantageous beginnings, her…

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Guided tour of Old Hyde House on Hyde Street

Adam Architecture, 75 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DW

Old Hyde House on Hyde Street in Winchester was built on part of the original Hyde Abbey Precinct, established in the northern suburb of the city…

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Guided tour of Peninsula Barracks

Tour commences outside the front of Serle's House, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EG

This hugely popular walking tour of the Peninsula Barracks, the five-acre historic site in the centre of the city, returns for 2018. Led by local…

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Hampshire Pevsner Guides - talk

P & G Wells Ltd, 11 College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ

The ‘Pevsner’ series, founded by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in 1951, is the unrivalled source for authoritative and comprehensive information on the…

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Hattingley Valley talk and wine tasting

Winchester City Museum, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9ES

Established by Simon Robinson in 2008 Hattingley Valley is a family owned business located in Hampshire specialising in premium English sparkling…

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Hursley House

Hursley House, part of the IBM Hursley Estate, Hursley Park Road, Hursley, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2JN

Hursley House is an 18th century ‘Queen Anne’ style mansion set in the heart of a 450-acre medieval deer park. Since its construction by Sir…

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Hyde Tavern

Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DY

According to independent reviewers, the Hyde Tavern offers the warmest welcome in Winchester. Established at least as long ago as the 12th…

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Hyde Tavern Quiz

Hyde Tavern, 57 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DY

If you’re a local you will know that the Hyde Tavern’s quiz evenings are legendary. Gather together a team of 3-6 friends and sign up to take…

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Hyde900 – 2018 Hyde Abbey dig finds display and medieval tile workshop

The Lawn, The Inner Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

The display will showcase the finds from the April 2018 community dig on the site of the cloisters of Hyde Abbey. This will include further…

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In the footsteps of Mary Sumner, Hampshire resident and founder of the Mothers Union.

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Mary Sumner (1828-1921) is remembered as the founder of the Mothers’ Union, a vibrant contemporary Anglican organisation with a worldwide…

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In the garden at Hampshire Record Office

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Wessex Film and Sound Archive is launching a brand new pilot scheme using local archive film for reminiscence activities to help those living with…

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Jane Austen’s Pelisse at the City Museum

Winchester City Museum, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9ES

This silk pelisse, dated between 1812 and 1814, is one of very few surviving garments believed to have been worn, and owned, by Jane Austen. From…

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Jeremy France Jewellers - A Behind the Scenes View; Hand making A Traditional Ring.

Jeremy France Jewellers, 32 The Pentice, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BL

Join us at Jeremy France Jewellers to experience behind the scenes as you step into our workshop and witness the hand crafting of a ‘Lovers…

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Joanna of Sicily: A Forgotten Queen in Crusading Chronicles

The Grand Jury Room in The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Joan of England (1165-1199), later known as Joanna of Sicily (r. 1177-1199), is a queen not known to many. Often confused with Joanna, the queen…

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King Alfred Vintage Bus Twilight Service

Bus stops, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE

Free bus services organised by Friends of King Alfred Buses featuring vintage vehicles dating from 1931 to 1971 will operate a variety of city and…

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Knitting at the Westgate Inn

The Westgate, 2 Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TP

The lovely Westgate Pub with Rooms, opposite one of Winchester's medieval gateways, will be home to a unique event. Sarah, The Crafty Wintonian,…

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Licoricia of Winchester

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Dr Hannah Meyer studied in depth thirteenth century England and so we are delighted she has agreed to present a talk on Licoricia of Winchester…

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Medieval Knights at the Westgate

The Westgate Museum, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP

Demonstrations of hand-to-hand combat will be taking place outside and there will also be a show and tell activity inside The Westgate. The…

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Open Day at Theatre Royal Winchester

Theatre Royal Winchester, 22-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

We are still planning many of our activities and so cannot share the full programme just yet, but it is going to be such fun and so much to see…

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Open Rehearsal with the Winchester College Quiristers

Meet Porters'Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

When William of Wykeham founded Winchester College in 1382 he made provision for 16 boys called Quiristers to sing the Chapel services. The school…

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Oyez, oyez, oyez!’ Read on.

Look out for Kev on the High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LD

Whatever the weather Kev has a joke or a friendly word for residents and visitors on Winchester High Street. Last year he switched on Winchester's…

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Poetry at St. Lawrence in the Square

Church of St Lawrence-in-the-Square, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX

‘Loose Muse Winchester’ are a group of talented and inspiring local writers, and who are on Sunday 16th September, as part of this year's…

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Poetry at St. Swithun Upon Kingsgate

St Swithun-upon-Kinsgate, St. Swithun Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9JP

A Poetry Reading in the wonderful setting of St. Within Upon Kingsgate. Come and hear poems specially written for Heritage Open Days on the…

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Railway Inn – Winchester’s Only Independent Music Venue

Railway Inn, 3 St. Pauls Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5AE

On Saturday the Railway Inn will be opening their doors for free to enable local residents and visitors from further afield to discover…

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Right Now, It’s Like This: a talk by Stacey Heale

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Stacey Heale is a fashion academic who became a full time carer when her partner Greg was diagnosed with inoperable stage IV bowel cancer at the…

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Royal Oak - maybe the Oldest Bar in England!

Royal Oak, Royal Oak Passage, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AU

The Royal Oak is reputed to be the 'oldest licensed bar in England'. The lower Bar was first used to brew beer over 1000 years ago. The earliest…

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Shakespeare’s First Folio - talk & viewing

Seminar Room, Winchester College New Hall, College Walk, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NG

Shakespeare’s First Folio gathered nearly all of William Shakespeare’s plays together for the first time, and every copy is unique. They were…

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Sir Walter’s Women

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

In the 400th anniversary year since the execution of one of England’s most complex heroes, Winchester-based theatre company 2TimeTheatre takes…

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Special screening of “Suffragette” (12A)

Everyman Cinema, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EG

Special screening of “Suffragette” (2015) A drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were…

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St Bartholomew Church

St Bartholomew Church, King Alfred Place, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF

St Bartholomew Church dates back to 1110 when the Abbey moved to Hyde from its original site north of the Cathedral. Built by monks, it was the…

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St John the Baptist Winchester - come and explore

St. John the Baptist Church, St. Johns Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HF

Winchester's oldest parish church, St John's, built in the 12th century, is situated on the ancient Pilgrim's Way between Winchester and…

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St Swithun’s School Guided Tour

St. Swithuns School, Alresford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HA

In 1883 Anna Bramston, daughter of the then Dean of Winchester, launched an initiative to establish a school providing a “sound and thorough”…

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St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church

St Swithun-upon-Kingsgate, St. Swithun Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9JP

St Swithun is the only church above a gate in the UK still holding church services. It was built in the 13th century and named after a local…

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Step back in time to Winchester’s Victorian streets

Winchester City Museum, The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9ES

The Winchester Model was built by former County Planning Officer Roger Brown, who left it as a legacy to the city and its people. It is a unique…

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Surviving Afghanistan: a talk by Kate Holt

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Kate Holt was the only UK photographer to be allowed to photograph the work of a UK military counter IED team in the summer of 2010. Alongside her…

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Tales at the Mill – storytelling at Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BH

Mike Rogers has been telling stories for the past 16 years. They come from other tellers, from collections of traditional tales [Norse myths,…

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The Amazing Charlotte Smith: Poet, Novelist, Feminist, Radical & Inspiration for Jane Austen

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Join Emma and meet Charlotte Tuner Smith (1749-1806), an innovative & admired writer of the Romantic period, who for ten years lived in Hampshire…

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The Chesil Rectory & so much more!

Chesil Rectory Restaurant, 1 Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU

Dating from the mid 15th century, the Chesil Rectory is one of the best preserved medieval buildings in Winchester. Enjoy a rare opportunity to…

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The Future Of Funerals: Lucy Coleman-Talbot in conversation with modern funeral director Tora Colwil

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

Tora Colwill established The Modern Funeral (a funeral service operating in Brighton) to offer people more control of their funeral experience -…

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The Great Hall

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

The Great Hall is delighted to welcome visitors for Heritage Open Days to discover the fascinating history of this former castle site & law court.…

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The Great Hall Historical Tours

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Join us for special historical tours exploring the fascinating stories of The Great Hall, Winchester Castle and the trials and tribulations of the…

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The Stable - Cider Tasting & Talk

The Stable, 31B The Square, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EX

This talk and tasting consists of a leisurely stroll through the history of cider, it’s origins and transformation through the years, into the…

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The Suffragettes – From Hard Sell, To Hard Cell: a talk by Emma Rees

Hampshire Archives & Local Studies, Hampshire Record Office, Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TH

On Wednesday 6th February 1918 the Representation of the People Act fundamentally changed the political landscape of the United Kingdom. For the…

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The University of Winchester’s Cosmic Walk

Meet main reception of West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, West Downs Campus on Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5HT

Designed by Professor Lisa Isherwood, this garden space aims to physically situate Christian Theology within the new Cosmology. It is a…

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Tillier’s Regiment of the Sealed Knot

Oram's Arbour, Off Clifton Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5BU

Be taken back by us to the 1640s and see what military life was like in and around Winchester at the time of the English Civil War. The war was…

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University of Winchester & Design Engine Architects - Chapel tours

The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR

Join us for guided tours hosted by Design Engine Architects, who undertook the restoration of the Chapel in 2015. There will be a short talk about…

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University of Winchester - campus tours

The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NR

This guided tour is a unique opportunity to explore the University’s beautiful, award-winning campus which is a hub of knowledge, creativity and…

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University of Winchester: History and Heritage - exhibition

The Link Gallery at West Downs Centre, University of Winchester, West Downs Campus on Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 5HT

The story of the University of Winchester history and heritage is woven into the history of the City. This exhibition tells that story, from its…

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Vintage Buses & Coaches Display

Worthy Lane car park, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB

R. Chisnell & Sons Ltd (trading as King Alfred Motor Services) was the major bus and coach operator in Winchester from 1920 until 1973 when the…

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Warren & Son

Warren & Son, 85 High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AE

Again for Heritage Open Days we are opening our safe, offering talks and putting on a special exhibit of memorabilia from our past and…

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West Hill Cemetery Guided Tours

West Hill Cemetery, St. James Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4NX

West Hill Cemetery opened in 1840 as a private company and closed for new burials (except for where plots had already been purchased) in the…

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What did it mean to be a queen in the Middle Ages?

The Grand Jury Room at The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ

Medieval queens were truly extraordinary women, both in terms of the unique position they held and their fascinating lives. This workshop for…

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What did you do in the War, Mummy?

St Bartholomew Church, King Alfred Place, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DF

World War 1 took away a deep section of the nation’s manpower, especially after conscription was introduced. The resulting gaps were filled by…

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Winchester City Mill

Winchester City Mill, Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BH

Winchester City Mill has stood at the heart of the historic city of Winchester, the capital of King Alfred’s Wessex, since at least Saxon times.…

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Winchester College - Guided Tour

Guided tours start from the Porter's Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Founded by William of Wykeham in the 14th century, Winchester College has the longest unbroken history of any English school. Our tour…

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Winchester College - Guided tour of the Archives

Tour starts from the Porters’ Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

This is a fascinating tour of the college archives as well as an opportunity to see inside a medieval strong room. There is plenty of opportunity…

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Winchester College - guided tour of the Fellows’ Library

Meet Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Books have been central to the School since its foundation and we have volumes given by William of Wykeham in the 1380s, including a life of…

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Winchester College - Guided tour of the Science Collections

Meet at the Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

This excellent 45 minute tour with the keeper of the school’s science archive provides visitors with a unique opportunity to view an extensive…

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Winchester College - guided tour of the War Cloister

Guided tours start from the Winchester College Porters’ Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Winchester College has been described as one of the finest collections of historic buildings in Southern England, and the War Cloister is one of…

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Winchester College Treasury

Access is via Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

The Warden’s Stables are part of a group of buildings that made up the service wing of the medieval College. Evidence from dendrochronology…

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Winchester Lido

Winchester Lido Sports Association, Hyde Church Lane, off Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DZ

The Lido was designed & built in the early 1930s by Charles Schwerdt, J.P. – a prominent local businessman, landowner, magistrate, & prospective…

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Winchester Women’s History Walk hosted by Dr Sue Anderson-Faithful

The Buttercross, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BL

Join us for a fascinating walking tour of Winchester, even those who have lived in Winchester for decades will probably discover new facts about…

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Winchester’s Military Quarter

Military Museums, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8TS

Winchester's Military Quarter located within the Peninsula Barracks is something rather unique since as well as the six museums, visitors can…

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Women’s Work: Women on the Railways

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Did you know that our railway’s magnificent flagship steam locomotive would have been built by a mainly female workforce? This talk will explore…

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‘Hearts and Minds: the Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote’

The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

Most people assume the fight for the vote - won in part 100 years ago - was all about the militant Suffragettes, but that’s not true. What…

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