The Winchester and Alton Hoards, Winchester Discovery Centre - Winchester

Winchester Discovery Centre


Winchester Discovery Centre, Hampshire



Open to the Public



Births, Battles and Beheadings is a stunning new exhibition celebrating the county’s glorious royal past at the Gallery in Winchester’s Discovery Centre.

The exquisite Winchester Hoard was discovered in a field near the city in 2000, and consists of two sets of elaborate, Iron Age gold jewellery, each set comprising a necklace torc, bracelet and two brooches linked with a chain.

This is only the second time that the hoard has been on display in its home county, and only the fourth time nationally since its discovery.

Births, Battles and Beheadings is part of Royal Blood: The fight for power in Hampshire, Hampshire Cultural Trust’s year-long, county-wide programme of exhibitions, performances and events exploring the county’s long and illustrious royal history.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and it can be seen at the Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre from Saturday 5 November until Sunday 8 January 2017.

Also at Winchester Discovery Centre as part of Royal Blood is City Under Siege, an exhibition telling the story of Winchester’s defences from the Romans right through to the Civil War. Admission is also free, and the exhibition runs until 4th of December.

Hampshire in Births, Battles and Beheadings
Winchester Discovery Centre
Dates: Saturday 5 November until Sunday 8 January 2017
Venue: Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB