At the AGC Museum we welcome all visitors and will do our best to make sure that you have an enjoyable time.

Please contact us if you have any queries or requests about your visit.

01962 877826 or contact@agcmuseum.co.uk

Getting Here

Parking

We have limited free on-site parking and two designated disabled/blue badge parking spaces which are shared with the 4 other museums on site. We cannot guarantee they will be available. The nearest public car park is a 5 minute walk away (Winchester City Council Tower Street Car Park)

Train

Winchester Railway Station is a 5-10 minute walk away. Most of the journey is uphill with quite narrow pathways. There is a taxi rank at the station.

Bus

The closest bus stop is Westgate. From there it is a 2-5 minute walk uphill to the museum. Both the Park & Ride and Stagecoach (Route 5) services stop here. (This was correct at time of writing but please check the individual websites for up to date information.)

Access to the museum

There is one step to get onto the museum porch outside the front door or a slope just to the left of the museum which can be used by wheelchairs. Please note that there are normally cafe tables lining this porch-way area but with a wide pathway between them. The paving is slightly uneven flagstones which can be slippery when wet.

The front door is normally open when you arrive, but our inner entrance and exit doors could be closed depending on the weather. Both doors open forwards and are single width with glass panes. If you require assistance please knock and someone should be able to help.

If the front door is not open it is large and heavy with a brass knob. We recommend you call the museum number at 01962 877826 before your visit so we can ensure the door is open for you.

We are wheelchair accessible with the narrowest points of the museum being approximately 95cm wide. Most of our displays are viewable from a wheelchair however we do have some pictures and portraits which are higher on the wall.

Seating is provided around the museum. Please note that these are chairs with no arm support.

Accessible toilets

The museum has a standard disabled toilet with wall rail and drop down rail, with an open maneuverable space of approximately 1m squared.

The closest Changing Places Toilet is at Winchester Discovery Centre, which is about a 10 minutes walk away.

D/deaf and hard of hearing

Unfortunately we do not have a hearing loop in the museum.

While the museum itself can be quite quiet we share the building with Copper Joes Cafe and this ambient noise can make its way around the museum.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs and guide dogs are welcome in the museum and cafe with appropriate vests. Unfortunately non-assistance dogs will only be allowed at the outside seating area when visiting the cafe.