A new exhibition in Treasury explores the College’s important collection of silver. More than thirty pieces have been chosen to illustrate the development of the collection over time and to explore the ways that silver has been important in the life of the College. Among the highlights are two of the largest known seventeenth-century drinking cups, a fascinating variety of communion vessels for use in Chapel, and work by leading modern designers from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Winchester is one of three English schools with an historical collection of silver. While some pieces are on permanent display in Treasury, many more remain in everyday use and are being shown for the first time in this exhibition. Treasury is open every day, free of charge, from 2PM to 4PM.
The exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project to research and catalogue the College’s silver, making it available online. Much of the work has been undertaken by a group of our sixth form pupils who have been reading hallmarks, deciphering inscriptions, weighing, measuring and cleaning. Most of the exhibition text, and the object layout, is also the work of pupils.
9th August 2022
Each year Winchester College welcomes hundreds of visitors to events, art exhibitions and specialist tours of the school and its collections for Heritage Open Days. This year, in-person events will return to the College with bookings now open.
2nd May 2023
In honour of the forthcoming King's Coronation, the College held a special May Day concert and celebratory lunch for all pupils and staff.
10th January 2023
A new Treasury exhibition features highlights from the College's extensive collection of watercolours and drawings, spanning four centuries of art.
22nd November 2022
Year 6 primary school pupils were invited to take over our museum, Treasury, and create their own pop-up art exhibition.
20th September 2022
A new art exhibition featuring watercolours and drawings from Winchester's collections opens on 28 September 2022 in London.
8th September 2022
The Treasury museum welcomed over 80 children to free Family Craft mornings over the summer.