878 ADWinchester, Hampshire
Ever wanted to turn back the clock? Or more specifically, go back in time to AD 878? If you have a thirst for epic events in history, you'll love browsing through artefacts and watching Anglo-Saxon life unfold in the present moment... Step into a cutting-edge immersive storytelling experience and uncover the fascinating history in Anglo-Saxon England. Learn all about the legacy of King Alfred and meet ordinary Anglo folks from the slave and the thief to the soldier.
Curious? Read on for the ultimate guide to this unique immersive experience...
The year is 878. The future of the Kingdom of Wessex hangs in the balance. The fate of the people of Winchester depends on the victory – or defeat – of their king, Alfred The Great, as he faces the mighty Viking Guthrum at the Battle of Edington. In this new, immersive experience for all the family, witness the sights and sounds of Anglo-Saxon and discover the stories of the people who lived there, brought to life by the spectacular world of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla® and Discovery Tour: Viking Age.
Discover a seamless experience in two parts: an interactive attraction with stunning video projection and live performance, and an augmented reality app tour of Winchester. Immerse yourself in early medieval Wessex, recreated in majestic detail by Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.View real Anglo-Saxon objects, including the exquisite Winchester Reliquary. Try your hand at Anglo-Saxon games and discover interactive exhibits! Explore the lost buildings of Anglo-Saxon Winchester with 878 AD: Winchester Revealed, our astonishing augmented reality app. Defend the city walls with augmented reality archery and create your own virtual shield. Collect map fragments that reveal Alfred’s lasting legacy for the city. Complete the app to unlock unique Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla in-game content! Are you up for the challenge?
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.
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 a 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.
Travel & Parking for Visitors
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 Councils. 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.
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.
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.
Live Actor Performances
Real life Anglo-Saxons walking around the streets of Winchester in the year 878 AD!
Use your senses to take you back in time and encounter life in the 9th century!
Unique App-Lead Experience
Walk the streets of Winchester and explore the real life history brought to life by Augmented Reality!
- Free Wifi
- Gift Shop
- Wheelchair Friendly
Thursday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Closed Christmas and Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday
Pricing & Tickets
Plan Your Visit
Typical visit time 1 - 2 hours
Yes, there is parking nearby.