878 AD

878 AD immersive experience
878 AD
878 AD
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878 AD
878 AD
878 AD
878 AD
878 AD
878 AD

About This Attraction

Step back in time to 878 AD and experience Anglo-Saxon Winchester through this unique and immersive attraction. With live performances, authentic artefacts and interactive exhibits, a visit to 878 AD is sure to be unforgettable.

Set in the Kingdom of Wessex, 878 AD takes visitors through the battle of Edington between King Alfred’s army and the formidable Viking Guthrum. This new attraction perfectly captures the lives of the people of Winchester, using professional actors and incredible video projections to wow guests of all ages.

Gain invaluable insights into how it felt to live as a slave, a soldier, or a thief in the year 878 AD and learn their stories. Live performers expertly take you on a journey of discovery showcasing exactly how the dramas and pressures of living in this time impacted everyone.

Visitors can view a variety of Anglo-Saxon objects including the incredible Winchester Reliquary. Amazingly, this is the only Anglo-Saxon Reliquary of its kind to have been found in England! In addition, Ubisoft’s fascinating Discovery Tour allows guests to take a closer look at the Viking Age using interactive podiums.

Also included in entry are a selection of Anglo-Saxon games, perfect to engage little ones and a children’s trail where younger visitors can search for and discover hidden runes.

878 AD: Winchester Revealed
But the fun doesn’t stop there! Take to the streets of Winchester with the mind-blowing 878 AD: Winchester Revealed augmented reality experience. Download the accompanying mobile app to discover spectacular historic buildings from Anglo-Saxon times throughout the city. Collect map fragments as you go to unveil King Alfred’s lasting impact on the local area.

Term Time

Thursday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Monday – Wednesday by appointment only schools and educational groups.

School Holidays:

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please note last entry is 4:00pm.

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.


878 AD

Adult – £12.50

Child (5-15 years old) – £8.50

Under 5’s: Free

Concession – £10.00

Family Up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults – £39.50

Group Adult – £9.50

Group Child – £6.50

Art Fund member – £6.25


Joint Ticket includes one year of access to 878 AD, City Museum and Westgate Museum.

Adult – £15.00

Child (5-15 years old) – £10.50

Under 5’s: Free

Concession – £12.50

Family Up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults – £49


Why should I visit?

    • Pay once visit all year
    • Immersive history in two parts – an interactive attraction and an astonishing augmented reality app
    • Fun for all ages
    • Stunning video projection and live performance
    • Amazing and real Anglo-Saxon objects including the exquisite Winchester Reliquary
    • Anglo-Saxon game and a children’s trail


Assistance dogs allowed
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Gift shop
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Where to find us


Upper Level, The Brooks, Winchester Hampshire, SO23 8QY


01962 454505





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By car: Winchester is accessible via major road routes including the M3, A34 and A31. Parking: Winchester Park and Ride has multiple parking sites across the city, with a stop just a short walking distance to the venue. Find out more at Winchester City Council’s website. Parking is available in The Brooks Shopping Centre’s car park and at car parks throughout the city. Please note that The Brooks Shopping Centre car park is open until 6:30pm Monday – Saturday and 5:30pm on Sundays.

By train: Winchester is on the South West main line, with regular, direct trains to and from London Waterloo and major cities across the South and Midlands. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from the railway station to The Brooks Shopping Centre. Buses run regularly from the railway station to the city centre.

By bus: Winchester is served by bus services from Stagecoach, Bluestar and National Express. The nearest stop to The Brooks Shopping Centre is Siverhill Road, alternatively, the main bus station is a short walk away.

Kids activities

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  • Take part in our children’s trail
  • Enjoy interactive live performance with Anglo-Saxon actors
  • Enjoy our augmented reality app, 878 AD: Winchester Revealed in partnership with Ubisoft and Sugar Creative
  • Try your had at Anglo-Saxon games; be amazed by real Anglo-Saxon objects and find out more about the nation’s historic past

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