Hampshire Cultural Trust

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15 Oct to 4 Dec

City Under Siege!

For over 2,000 years, empires and invaders, Kings and Queens have both built and fought over the walls of earth, wood and stone that defended and defined the city of Winchester. Little now remains of the walls that witnessed the birth of England and the battles and betrayals of bloody civil war.

Find out why Winchester fell victim to a double siege during the wars of the Anarchy between King Stephen and Empress Matilda. Why, in 1649, did Parliament order the Castle to 'be made untenable'? What role did the coming of the railways play in the final demise of the city’s defences?

City Under Siege tells these and many other fascinating stories with objects, interactives and more.

Admission is free, for more details about City Space at Winchester Discovery Centre and how to find us, please click here.

Event cost: 
FREE, Donations welcome
Event contact: 
Wincehster City Space
Event phone: 
01962 873610

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