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Embark on an immersive adventure back in time to Anglo-Saxon Winchester.
There are two sides to the thrilling experience on offer at 878 AD: the interactive attraction with live performance; and an augmented reality, taking you on a self-led tour of Winchester in the Anglo-Saxon era. The inspiration behind the experience is rooted in the Battle of Edington in 878, when Alfred the Great – King of the West Saxons – defeated the Vikings, as well as the Discovery Tour: Viking Age add-on to the video game Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
Journey back to a pivotal moment in Winchester’s history as the city’s people anxiously waited to hear of Alfred’s victory (or defeat) and explore where real and gaming worlds collide. 878 AD offers a unique opportunity for all the family to experience and learn about history together.
878 AD was supported by a Reimagine grant from Art Fund.
Why you should go
Discover Winchester's ancient history
Live like an Anglo-Saxon
Immerse yourself in gaming, performance and augmented reality
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.