Heritage Open Days event at Royal Hampshire County Hospital

LEARN about the history of Royal Hampshire County Hospital and take a tour around a beautiful chapel when Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust takes part in Heritage Open Days 2017.

Monday 21 August 2017


Barter Memorial Chapel Window

The Barter Memorial Chapel was the original chapel at Winchester hospital. It was designed by famous architect William Butterfield and contains several striking stained glass windows.

It is located in a part of the building rarely open to the public, but between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 9 September, staff from Hampshire Hospitals, which runs Winchester hospital, will offer guided tours.

There will also be an opportunity to learn more about the history of Royal Hampshire County Hospital, see historical artefacts, including Florence Nightingale’s lamp, and look at photographs from down the years.

The chapel is opening as part of the annual Heritage Open Days programme, which takes place from 7 September to 10 September and sees thousands of volunteers across the country give people a chance to experience local history, architecture and culture for free.

For more information about Heritage Open Days, visit www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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