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Not long now…

City Space remains closed to the public for the time being, but in line with the government’s roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions, we’re planning to re-open our doors on Monday 17 May. In the meantime, we’re still open online at Culture on Call, where we continue to bring arts, culture and heritage straight to you, wherever you are!

Staying Safe

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at City Space. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. Please read on for information about booking your visit and what to expect when you are with us.

What we are doing to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 

  • Giving you a warm welcome at a safe distance
  • Using signage to help you maintain social distance
  • Asking for cashless payment wherever possible
  • Providing hand sanitiser for you to use
  • Taking away high-contact exhibits and displays

If you have any concerns or questions during your visit, please talk to a member of our team – they will be happy to help you.

You can find out answers to some commonly asked questions in our reopening and coronavirus information and FAQs.

Please do not visit if you or any members of your household are showing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have been in contact with anyone who has it. Information on how to re-book or cancel your visit is detailed on your booking confirmation.

Opening times 

Our opening days and hours are available to view online. Please check before you visit.

Social distancing and hygiene 

During your visit, we ask that you follow our guidelines on social distancing and hygiene to help keep us all safe. We are operating a one-way system at City Space, which is indicated by signage. Hand sanitiser stations are positioned at the entrance to the exhibition space. To keep everyone safe, please wear a face covering when visiting City Space.

Toilet facilities

Toilet facilities operated by the Winchester Discovery Centre are currently closed. A public toilet is available outside the building.


Café facilities operated by Winchester Discovery Centre are currently closed.

Gift shop

Our exhibition shop is open as normal. Please use cashless payment for any purchases.


To help keep us all safe, we have reviewed exhibits, interactives and spaces which may pose a risk of spreading the virus. All family interactives have been removed.


Hampshire Cultural Trust is a registered charity. The coronavirus crisis has had a huge impact on all of us. Please donate to help us re-connect our communities through culture.


Risk assessment

In accordance with government guidelines, we have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment to make our sites COVID secure and identify risk control measures.

We’re Good to Go

Good to go

The Visit Britain We’re Good to Go symbol shows that City Space has followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and that we have processes in place to help keep everyone safe.


All areas of City Space are accessible, with permanent access from the Jewry Street car park entrance through an automatic door into the building. Inside, there is level access to City Space. There are two Blue Badge parking bays in the Jewry Street car park next to Winchester Discovery Centre which are directly opposite the accessible entrance. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders. Accessible toilets are available within Winchester Discovery Centre. For full details, please visit Disabled Go.

Group visits

To arrange a group visit to City Space, please call 0370 7796 833.

How to get here

City Space is on the ground floor of Winchester Discovery Centre.

By car: please use city centre car parks or park and ride services.

By rail: City Space is a short ten-minute walk from Winchester railway station.

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