Hampshire Cultural Trust

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Educational Resources and Visits

The Hampshire Cultural Trust museums in Winchester are ideal venues for learning outside the classroom.

There is support for teachers on pre-visits and planning self-led pre-booked visits and the possibility of hands-on artefact sessions with the education officer. 

If you would be interested in discussing these opportunities further, please contact Robin Iles, Venues & Learning Manager for Winchester tel: 01962 678 181 or email robin.iles@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk.

Curriculum topics

Romans KS2

At the City Museum see mosaics, jewellery and coins. Try on replica Roman costumes and have a go at hands-on activities. Handle and investigate a real Roman pot as part of an object handling session.

Anglo-Saxons KS2

At the City Museum see amazing artefacts and City models, have a go at numerous hands on activities and try on replica Anglo-Saxon costumes. Book a Saxon pot handling session. For Anglo-Saxons also visit Winchester Cathedral.

Old Winchester shops KS1

Reconstructed Victorian/Edwardian shops in the City Museum are great for looking at shopping in the old days. Period costumes help bring history alive.

Local history and geography KS2

The City Museum and Westgate are good for local studies of Winchester. Models show the town changing through time and its geographical setting. Objects show life in the town through the ages.

Westgate topics

The old fortified medieval gate is fun to explore with replica armour, activities and brass rubbing. It has hosted visits for Tudors, and Castles, and is ideally placed for visiting the Great Hall and Round Table.

City Space in Winchester Discovery Centre

Hosts changing temporary displays featuring art exhibitions and object based history displays. Keep up to date at the City Space venue page.

Foreign Schools and language groups

Our museums welcome visits by foreign schools. Museum sites offer a hands-on child-friendly overview of Winchester's history. Groups are requested to pre-book. Donations are welcome.


Artefact Loans Service

loans service includes boxes of artefacts and teacher's notes on Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Medieval Times, Fossils, and more. More information is available at Hampshire Wardrobe.



Animated films made by children for Winchester Museums:

How to Survive the Stone Age

Egyptian Treasure in Winchester

Roman Winchester

The Story of Hyde Abbey

The Victorians in Winchester


Museum Resources

City Museum Faces Spotter Quiz

City Museum History Detective Quiz

Westgate Museum Gatekeeper Quiz

Gunni Guide Leaflet

Under 5s Leaflet

Treasures of Hyde Abbey

Treasures of Hyde Abbey resource sheets

Design a stained glass window

English but not as we know it

Hyde Cross colouring in sheet

Lovely Latin

Medieval Tiles

Reconstruct Medieval tiles

What’s in a Name?