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Great little museum

Small scale but good and concise information about the city. Good for kids too. Lovely model in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newport, United Kingdom
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Absolutely brilliant for small children

So to get to the point I have a 2 year old toddler and as anybody with a 2 year old knows they can... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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All reviewsthree floorsroman mosaicsroman timesiron agedressing up clothesmiddle floorwell worth a visitinteractive things for childrenfree entryscale modelfascinating exhibitspresented informationmiddle ageslocal historyinteresting itemsnice collectionwinchester city
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small scale but good and concise information about the city. Good for kids too. Lovely model in the centre.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So to get to the point I have a 2 year old toddler and as anybody with a 2 year old knows they can be a pain in the bum. Especially when you think museum which conjures up images of quiet galleries and security guards...More

Thank Oli259
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The City Museum is right in the centre of Winchester and is free but donations are appreciated. Very interesting displays over 3 floors tracing the city's long and varied history. Of particular interest are the Roman mosaics and the model of the city as it...More

Thank Gwen008
Reviewed 14 June 2018

The museum is very well laid out and provides a good perspective on the history of the area. The artifacts are interesting and well presented. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank yellowjacket22
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This tiny museum is next to the Cathedral entrance. It is set across three floors so not really suitable for disabled visitors However, it was surprisingly full of interesting artefacts and information about Winchester through the ages. Well worth a look and you are asked...More

Thank Cymru-Bagpuss
Reviewed 25 May 2018

There are lots of things to look at showing the history of Winchester. The model is also very interesting but perhaps needed more information on which building was which? The young lady on the entrance desk showed little enthusiasm beyond a well rehearsed welcome speech...More

1  Thank furrrrrball30
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This museum is set over three floors with a lift if the stairs cause difficulty. Lots of examples of Roman finds from around the city. There appears to be a great deal of interactive things for children...dressing up...matching pottery etc.

1  Thank Magretha
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Great place to learn about this great City's history and to understand how our ancestors lived, worked and survived. Very friendly and helpful staff at hand.

1  Thank charlesm252016
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We spent a couple of hours here whilst visiting Winchester. All that you could want to know about the history of the City is here. The Roman collection is especially interesting. The labelling of the exhibits was a bit difficult to follow, but other than...More

1  Thank Carole37
Reviewed 15 May 2018

This is worth going to see just for the amazing 1870 model of the city alone. Utterly fascinating. But there are two more floors as well covering Roman and Medieval Winchester too. I'd be tempted to suggest that every tour of the city should start...More

1  Thank John B
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