Every Saturday we're letting a different era of Winchester's history take over the museum as part of our TDA (Time Detective Agency) investigations. Have you got what it takes to investigate the past?

This week we'll be joined by the Normans in their historic costumes. Have you ever heard of Empress Matilda? Some say she was England’s rightful queen, while others believe her cousin Stephen deserved the throne. Between July and August 1141, Matilda besieged Winchester and even set fire to Wolvesey Castle on the 2nd of August!

Come to City Museum and meet the townsfolk of Winchester during this anarchic period! See them demonstrating a variety of medieval crafts and skills, including textiles, hunting, surgery, weaponry, and even live combat demonstrations! 


Complete your TDA Training and get your TDA badge!

Use your Super Explorer Ticket and complete your Time Detective pack by completing a mission at each of our four Historic Winchester attractions.

We have full programme of Time Detective events over the Summer Holidays

Time Detective Agency | Historic Winchester

  • TDA Desk - Normans
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