Winchester

Properties and events in Winchester

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'If music be the food of love, play on!' A concert by Courtlye Musick with Scott Free

The Pilgrims' Hall, The Pilgrims' School, 3 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LT
In person
Pre-booking required

'If music be the food of love, play on!' A concert to appeal to the lovers of Early Music and the magic of Shakespeare.

A step back in time: The storied past of St Giles Hill Park

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking required

A 90-minute guided walk up and around St Giles Hill - including the hilltop park with views across the centre of Winchester - led by local historian and noted horticulturalist Dr Harry Mycock.

A walk through the water meadows to St Cross

Winchester Cathedral, Outer Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS
In person
Pre-booking required

A walk of historical interest from central Winchester to St Cross and back. About 2 miles.

A walking tour of Medieval Winchester

Winchester Westgate, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP
In person
Pre-booking required

This walking tour led by Dr Cindy Wood will explore medieval Winchester - looking at the characters who lived in various properties and churches in the city which are now lost.

Abbey House Open Day

Abbey House, The Broadway, High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9BE
In person
Pre-booking not required

On Saturday 7th September, Abbey House will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days scheme. Abbey House is the official residence of the Mayor of Winchester, and is not usually open to the public.

Archive Tour

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

Enjoy a behind the scenes look at the Museum archive

Archive Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College's Archives.

Bishop's Waltham Palace and Museum

Bishop's Waltham Museum, Bishop's Waltham Palace, Station Road, Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, SO32 1SB
In person
Pre-booking required

Come for guided tours of the fascinating buildings of Bishop's Waltham Palace, started in the 12th century by the Bishop of Winchester. The Palace was so grand all the Tudor Monarchs stayed there.

Chesil Theatre

Chesil Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Medieval listed building in the heart of Winchester, now used by Winchester Dramatic Society as a theatre.

Churchill's Spaniards - a talk by author Séan Scullion

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Connaught Road, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2RG
In person
Pre-booking required

An engaging talk about an often overlooked aspect of military history

Classic & Sports Car Parade

St Catherine's Park & Ride, Garnier Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NP
In person
Pre-booking not required

A Classic car parade around Winchester city centre! Cars will gather at the St Catherine's Park & Ride before forming up to leave together at 1200 for a tour of the city centre where they may be seen from many vantage points.

College Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College, led by an experienced and friendly guide. The tour focuses on the school's history and medieval architecture.

Family Backstage Tour at Theatre Royal Winchester

22-23 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In person
Pre-booking required

A backstage tour of Theatre Royal Winchester for families that takes in the stage, dressing rooms and backstage areas.

Family Craft Activities - Winchester College

Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for some family-friendly craft activities based on our Treasury museum collections.

Fellows' Library Tours - Winchester College

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Enjoy a one-hour tour of Winchester College's Fellows' Library.

Flora Twort’s War: the wartime diary of a Hampshire artist

11 College St, 11 College St, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LZ
In person
Pre-booking required

Flora Twort was an artist in Petersfield, remembered for her sketches and paintings of the town before WWII. Wendy Couchman, a local author & artist will give a talk about her research into Flora's life and work

Guided Tour of Old Hyde House on Hyde Street, ADAM Architecture offices

Old Hyde House, 75 Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7DW
In person
Pre-booking required

Old Hyde House on Hyde Street was built on part of the original Hyde Abbey Precinct, established in the northern suburb of the city in the twelfth century. Visitors will have a tour of its architectural history and broader historical context.

Hampshire Chronicle

5 Upper Brook Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit the Hampshire Chronicle's office and meet the team.

Hampshire Cultural Trust store tour

Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8RB
In person
Pre-booking required

Tour of the Hampshire Cultural Trust collections held at the Chilcomb House stores

Hampshire Regency Dancers

The Great Hall, The Castle, Castle Avenue, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Hampshire Regency Dancers will be in the Great Hall, Winchester on 7th September 2024, demonstrating dances from the Regency era. The opportunity for audience participation will be part of each dance session.