Roger Brown was an incredibly well-loved and popular town planner for Hampshire, whose lifelong work has had a great impact in shaping Winchester’s townscape and its close-knit community. With real vision and love for the heritage of Winchester, following his retirement from Hampshire County Council in 1980s Roger Brown spent nine years making an immense and impressive scale model of central Winchester based on the first Ordinance Survey map of the city in 1873. His unique model not only captures a time of growth, vibrancy and key significance for Winchester, but is a testament of his sheer dedication and hard work to the city. Now, in desperate need of restoration and a long-term home, Hampshire Cultural Trust have embarked on a project to save this inspirational legacy and bring it back to life in the Winchester City Museum.
Hampshire Cultural Trust aims to introduce the impressive Roger Brown model of Winchester to the City Museum, creating an innovative, engaging and sustainable new visitor experience. The exhibition will be complimented with a newly designed ground floor that expands the retail area, providing a viable future for the museum, attracting new visitors. This exciting project aims to celebrate and bring to life the city’s vibrant past and present through visual and digital interpretation. It will attract and orientate visitors by showcasing the city’s rich heritage. Visitors can explore key stories from King Alfred to Jane Austen, linking our finest exhibits and artefacts to their locality in the city. With your support, we can come together as a community and give something back to the people of Winchester.
To find out more about the Roger Brown model, visit the website.