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The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre Westgate Museum Winchester City Museum


The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre

Westgate Museum


City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre

Winchester City Museum

THE GALLERY, WINCHESTER DISCOVERY CENTRE JEWRY STREET, WINCHESTER, SO23 8SB 01962 873603 Jane Austen 200 The Mysterious Miss Austen 13 May to 24 July Explore with us the intriguing question - who is Jane Austen? This landmark exhibition will look at the author’s work, life and relationship to Hampshire, the county that provided inspiration for her novels. The centrepiece will be six portraits of Jane together under one roof for the very first time, including one from a private collection which has not been seen in public for more than 40 years. Of the handful of items that survive today which actually belonged to Jane and can be traced directly back to her, on show will be her silk pelisse coat and a purse. Other treasures include the manuscript of an alternative ending to Persuasion in her own hand, while Grayson Perry’s Jane Austen in E17 ceramic is evidence of her lasting legacy and influence on the arts. Admission: suggested donation £3.00

Going to the Ball (San Martino), exhibited 1846, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775‑1851). Tate: Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856. Photo © Tate, London 2017

Turner and the Sun 5 August to 15 October This exhibition showcases J.M.W. Turner as the undisputed master of light, and particularly focuses on his lifelong obsession with the sun. Combining naturalistic observation with imaginative flights of fancy, his light-drenched landscapes encapsulate the elemental force of his art and remain as dazzling today as they were for a contemporary audience. Admission: suggested donation £3.00

Turner Pop-up Card Make-and-take 23 August, 10:00am – 4:00pm Drop in to the Discovery Centre and create a Turner painting popup card! Suitable for age 7+, adult supervision required. FREE, donations welcome

CITY SPACE, WINCHESTER DISCOVERY CENTRE JEWRY STREET, WINCHESTER, SO23 8SB 01962 873610 Winchester Photographic Society Annual Exhibition Until 7 May This exhibition showcases the very best of Winchester Photographic Society’s members’ work. Vote for your favourite photograph - will you agree with the judges’ selection of the best pictures in the show? Cards and prints will be for sale. FREE

Jane’s Winchester: High Street, Winchester by G.S. Shepherd, circa 1820

Jane Austen 200 Jane’s Winchester: Malady and Medicine 13 May to 24 July Jane Austen arrived in Winchester in May 1817 to receive treatment for her illness. This exhibition offers a vivid snapshot of the city in that fateful year: the sights and sounds she would have experienced, the hospitals and doctors who treated her, the friends and family who comforted her. Discover the final chapter in the life of an author who achieved immortality through some of the most beloved works in world literature. FREE

A Guest in Turner’s House 29 July to 7 September An exhibition of work created by Winchester-born artist Katie Sollohub during her residency in Turner’s House in Twickenham telling the fascinating story of the building’s recent restoration. Now based in Sussex, Katie is interested in documenting and recording the places in which she lives and works and provides a unique record of the house prior to its extensive restoration which returned the building as much as possible to the house Turner designed and called home. FREE

WESTGATE MUSEUM HIGH STREET, WINCHESTER, SO23 9AP 01962 869864 St Swithun’s Day Celebrations 15 July With shawms and sackbuts, crumhorns and sordunes, the four-piece group Courtlye Musick will celebrate one of the most popular festivals in the Tudor calendar, St Swithun’s Day. FREE, donations welcome

Courtley Musick

WINCHESTER CITY MUSEUM THE SQUARE, WINCHESTER, SO23 9ES 01962 863064 The Winchester Model Visit City Museum to see the spectacular Winchester Model, a unique record of Winchester based on the first Ordnance Survey map of the city from 1870. Be transported back in time with our film, then find out more about the model, the buildings it depicts and the people who lived and worked in them using our interactive tablets.

Fascinating Finds Day 22 July, 10.00am – 4.00pm As part of this year’s Festival of Archaeology, why not drop in to the museum and handle real archaeological objects from the collections with our curators. Bring along your own archaeological finds for identification by our experts! FREE


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Hampshire Cultural Trust manages 23 venues working in partnership with local authorities and communities in Hampshire and Dorset. We are a registered charity (no. 1158583) and rely on charitable donations. We hope you enjoy your visit, please donate to help us give the past a future.To find out more visit: Details correct at time of going to press but subject to change.

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