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“Great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Westgate Museum

Westgate Museum
High St, Winchester SO23 7DW, England
01962 848 269
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Ranked #24 of 62 things to do in Winchester
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My grandchildren love this place. Although living locally we always have a warm welcome to the guide on duty. There are occasional quizzes for the children and a dressing up box for them to use.

We also visit the dungeons, Great Hall and of course the gift shop!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Winchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Small but interesting .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The view from the Westgate tower if fantastic please check the opening times we tried to take visitors on a Monday and it was closed. Staff very friendly there are activities for children.

Visited October 2012
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 126 cities Reviews in 126 cities
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
“Worth going up to the roof”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Small but fun .. and free! Great view of the high street from the roof and quite a few interesting things in the museum. Kids can try on armour and helmets!

Visited July 2013
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96 reviews 96 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Lovely little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We enjoyed this greatly as it is very well set out. We were directed to start at the top and work down.

I suspect that on a school day it could be quite busy as there is clearly a focus on educational activitie; dressing up clothes etc. But is was good and the artifacts were well displayed and explained.

Visited July 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Very interesting, definitely worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I like that you start at the top of the building with the oldest period of history. As you travel down the building you move through history. When I was there in June they had a fun Lego exhibit, and children could look for Lego figures in random parts of the museum. I was only filling in time, so I must go back and spend more time, then visit the other museum at the other end of the street.

Visited June 2013
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