The South Travel Guide

The South Sights

Westgate Museum

  • High St. Map It
  • Winchester

Published 08/20/2030

Fodor's Review

This atmospheric fortified medieval gateway, with a stunning Tudor ceiling, was a debtor's prison for 150 years and now holds a motley assortment of items relating to Tudor and Stuart times, displayed among 16th-century graffiti by former prisoners. Child-size replicas of authentic 16th-century armor that can be tried on, as well as the opportunity to make brass rubbings, make it popular with kids. You can take in a view of Winchester from the roof.

Sight Information


High St., Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP, England

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Closed Dec.–mid-Feb. and weekdays mid-Feb.–Nov.

Published 08/20/2030


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