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Before you book

  • 878 AD is an experience in two parts: an interactive attraction with live performance and an augmented reality, self-led app tour of Winchester. Admission tickets give access to both parts, plus exclusive in-app content
  • Please note, not all smartphones are compatible with augmented reality technology, a list of all compatible android devices is available here.  Please see our FAQs for more information about our app and compatibility.  
  • Please allow approximately 45 minutes for your visit to 878 AD before heading out on your app adventure around the city. This takes approximately 90 minutes to complete
  • Please note that 878 AD is a card only experience, we do not take cash payment for admission tickets or in our shop
  • To maximise everyone’s enjoyment, just 16 people can start the experience at any one time. Admission slots are every 15 minutes. Please arrive 10 minutes before your booked time to check in
  • We strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance online. Whilst we will do our absolute best to accommodate you if you do not have a booking, priority will be given to those visitors who book in advance

Historic Winchester Super Explorer

Book now for 878 AD and experience Anglo-Saxon Winchester. Additionally with our joint ticket you can visit Winchester City Museum and The Great Hall with Westgate Museum and enjoy return visits as many times as you like for a whole year. Book online and enjoy a 10% discount!

Winchester Super Explorer

This will give you access to 878 AD, Winchester City Museum and The Great Hall with Westgate Museum. All part of Hampshire Cultural Trust.

Adult - £21.50

Child - £15.00

Concession - £19.25

Under 5's - £0

Family - £69.50

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878 AD Ticket

This ticket gives you access only to 878 AD.




5 – 15 years





Up to five people, max. two adults


Art Fund Member


Group Rates

Available for 15 or more people

Hampshire Cultural Trust is a charity and so, with your help, we’re able to benefit from the UK government’s Gift Aid scheme. Find out more about Gift Aid. You can read our booking Terms and Conditions here.

Where to find us

878 AD is located on the upper floor of The Brooks, Winchester Hampshire, SO23 8QY.

The second part of the experience is a self-guided augmented reality tour throughout the city of Winchester.

Winchester has fantastic transport links to and from London, Reading, Basingstoke, Southampton and many other major destinations.

How to get here

By car:

Winchester is accessible via major road routes including the M3, A34 and A31.


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.

Opening times

878 AD is open:


Monday – Friday By appointment only for schools and educational group
Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

School holidays:

Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please note last entry is 4:00pm.

We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.


  • 878 AD is fully accessible for wheelchairs. It is on one floor in The Brooks Shopping Centre and can be accessed either by a ramp from street level or by lift. Clearly identifiable assistance dogs are welcome
  • The attraction includes multi-sensory elements, such as sounds. At times, the lighting is dimmed and there is flashing imagery
  • 878 AD: Winchester Revealed takes you on a route through the city’s busy centre. While you are using the app, please be mindful of other people and be aware of your surroundings, particularly when crossing or standing near roads The app is best used in daylight conditions. Winchester is an historic city set on a hill, some of its streets are narrow and uneven and are also cobbled in places. Routes within the city centre can also be steep
  • Accessible facilities at The Brooks are available in the customer toilets which are located on the upper level parking. If you have any further access requirements, please contact us on or call 01962 454505
  • Please see our 360 virtual venue tour