This December, delve into the heart of Winchester's historical charm with coin minting at 878 AD in Winchester. From Saturday 2 December, and running throughout weekends and Christmas holidays, visitors can immerse themselves in the ancient art of coin minting, guided by skilled artisans who will reveal the secrets of minting techniques from centuries past. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to imprint their own commemorative coins, creating cherished mementos of their time-traveling adventure at 878 AD, operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust.
But that’s not all! Visitors to 878 AD, located in The Brooks Shopping Centre, can take on interactive challenges with Side Quests. During the Christmas holidays, working with the local Anglo-Saxons, visitors will solve riddles, find objects and save history! With these interactive missions, the visitor is the hero as they work through a series of puzzles and complete the challenge.
Coin minting at 878 AD launches at 878 AD on Saturday 2 December and costs £2.50 per person (please note a valid admission ticket is required).
For visitors with a passion for history and heritage, Hampshire Cultural Trust has launched a joint ticket to three of the attractions it manages in the city: 878 AD, Winchester City Museum and Westgate Museum. Visitors to all three attractions will be able to discover Winchester’s history from its roots in the Iron Age to the emergence of the Anglo-Saxons and its part in the final journey of King Charles I. Tickets are valid for a year and visitors can return to all three venues as many times as they like to explore the city’s unrivalled heritage and its place in the history of England.
Find out more at 878AD.co.uk and hampshireculture.org.uk.