Founded in 1382 Winchester College is believed to be the oldest continuously running school in the country. Our guided tours concentrate on the mediaeval heart of the College, and include Chamber Court; the 14th century Gothic Chapel, with one of the earliest examples of a wooden vaulted roof; College Hall, the original Scholars' dining room; School, the seventeenth century redbrick schoolroom and the original mediaeval cloister.
Open: For individuals and small groups, walk in tours last approximately one hour and are available throughout the year. Tours start from the Porters' Lodge on College Street. Please see below for dates when tours will not be running.
Walk-in tour times are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:45am, 12 noon, 2:15pm & 3:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10:45am & 12 noon
Sunday 2:15pm & 3:30pm
Group tours for parties of 10+ must be booked at least one month in advance.
Tours will not be running on the following dates:
Saturday 25 May, morning tours
Sunday 2 June
Sunday 9 June
Friday 21 June
Saturday 22 June
The venue called School will not be included on tours throughout May and June 2013.
Admission: Adults £6.00; students and senior citizens £5.00; free to Friends of Winchester College on production of membership card.
We Will Remember Them
We are fast approaching the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Five hundred Old Wykehamists lost their lives in the conflict at a time when the pupil body was just four hundred and fifty. Discover why this Via Sacra, found within the precincts of the College and considered by some to be the most beautiful in Britain, was so controversial in the making. What, or who, connects this spiritual War Cloister with New Delhi, Pretoria and the Bank of England? Take your time to admire the fine architecture, sculpture, heraldry and symbolism of War Cloister.
Hour-long, guided tours will run on the following dates in 2013:
Friday 26 July at 11am
Sunday 21 July at 2:30pm
Sunday 4 August at 2:30pm
Sunday 25 August at 2:30pm
Tickets must be pre-booked. Please email email@example.com or telephone 01962 621 209 for more details.
Entry fee: £5 per person.
Free for Old Wykehamsists.
There is limited wheelchair access.
Here is a copy of the Guided Tours leaflet
For further information on our guided tours please contact:
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Winchester College Enterprises,
73 Kingsgate Street,
Tel : +44(0) 1962 621209
Email : Enterprises@wincoll.ac.uk