Winchester Discovery Centre’s 10th Anniversary

Every year more than 533,000 visitors pass through Winchester Discovery Centre’s doors, making it one of the city’s most visited destination. This year Winchester Discovery Centre celebrates its tenth birthday. From Saturday 25 November to Friday 1 December there’ll be a whole host of events to mark the anniversary – look out for updates for what’s going on.

Over the last ten years, the centre has lent out more than 3 million books and hosted thousands of exhibitions, concerts, comedy gigs, events and talks. It’s a much loved setting in the heart of the city, providing a centre for creativity, learning and culture. Home to Winchester’s main library, it also houses an 180 seat theatre, two free public art galleries, learning spaces, an IT suite and a café, as well as a vast digital library of books and audiobooks you can download for free.

Join with us this year to celebrate its 10th anniversary. On Saturday 25th November Winchester Discovery Centre hosts a free variety day showcasing some of the best attractions that the building offers…

From book groups to dance troupes, the Winchester Discovery Centre has been at the heart of the local community, and we can promise you a day packed with fun and fascination. The Discovery Centre likes nothing more than to support community projects, and we’ll be welcoming some of the friends and organisations that we have worked with over the years including:

Art Talk, who will be running FREE family craft workshops
– World record challenging roboticist James Bruton, who will be bringing his electric Lego skateboard!
– The Winchester Science Centre; look out for some crazy experiments!
– Artist Alice Kettle, with some fascinating talks and workshops.
– Popular children’s author Richard Hardie will be reading stories in the children’s library.
– The Winchester Fusion Choir
Hampshire Wardrobe, with lots of fun costumes for you to try on!
Winchester Churches Nightshelter.
– The Speaking Volumes and Crime Reading book groups.
– The Winchester Chamber Orchestra with some of their super musicians.
– A raffle with brilliant prizes.

Lots more fun and special guests will be announced so stay tuned for more details!



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