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. Group tours for parties of 10+ must be booked at least one month in advance.
September 2016 - March 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 10.15am and 11.30am, and 2.15pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 10.15am and 11.30am
Sunday - 2.15pm and 3.30pm
There will be no 3.30pm tour in the months of December and January due to poor light.
April - August 2017
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 10.15am and 11.30am, 2.15pm and 3.30pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 10.15am 11.30am ( 2:15pm and 3:30pm July and August only) Sunday - 2.15pm and 3.30pm
Please note we are a working school and Tours may sometimes be cancelled due to a College event. Additional tours may be run during the summer months, please check the website regularly for up to date details.
Tours start from the Porters' Lodge on College Street.
Tours will not be running on the following dates due to College events
Friday 20 January
Saturday 4 February (morning)
Saturday 18 February
Sunday 19 February
Saturday 4 March (morning)
Sunday 5 March
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 1 April
Saturday 8 April
Monday 24 April
Tuesday 25 April
Wednesday 26 April
Subject to change.
Admission: Adults £7.00 and Concessions ( Seniors 60+ and Full-time Students) £6.00 - No charge is made for children up to 11 years old. There is no credit card facility available at the Porters' Lodge - cash or cheque only.
There is limited wheelchair access. Public WC's are not available. Inside photography is not permitted.
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