Winchester Discovery Centre

Hampshire's flagship library

Winchester Discovery Centre - located in the heart of Winchester’s cultural quarter - is housed in the historic Corn Exchange building. Incorporating an arts centre, theatre, the flagship Hampshire Library, versatile hireable spaces, a cafe and three thriving galleries; there is something on offer for everyone here.

The venue and base for many of the city’s festivals, we are dedicated to bringing the best cultural events and learning opportunities into the heart of Winchester and offer three packed seasons of events and workshops each year.

Visual arts and exhibitions are an important part of the offer here at the Discovery Centre and we feature a year round programme of work encompassing professional, emerging and community talent.

Our hireable spaces benefit from modern presentation and audio-visual facilities, free WIFI, onsite catering and friendly helpful staff, Winchester Discovery Centre is ideal for conferences, meetings, lectures, events and workshops.

Winchester Discovery Centre

Facilities and services


A varied range of theatre and shows for adults, families and children.


Live music from big names, children’s concerts and learning opportunities.


Discover the clubs, groups and societies that make use of our facilities and see what they can offer you.


National and international artists, local talent and community projects feature in our three gallery spaces.


Tourist Information, the flagship Hampshire library, internet access and community noticeboards.


Rhymetime and Storytime sessions, children’s events, workshops and our fantastic children’s library.


A variety of courses, classes, clubs and groups offer the chance for leisure, learning and self-development.


A bustling licensed café/bar offering hot and cold drinks and quality food and snacks.

What's on at Winchester Discovery Centre

Updates from Twitter

  • Join us on Thursday 1st November as we listen to @GulwaliP's story as a 12 year-old refugee from #Afghanistan. Gulw…
    10 hours ago
  • For story time this coming Saturday and Tuesday, we have something very special planned! We will be reading the Jul…
    11 hours ago
  • Take a stroll through Winchester and find all the words to collect a goody bag and the chance to enter a cash draw.…
    16 hours ago

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