Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival dedicated to heritage, opening doors to reveal the histories and treasures of fascinating buildings ranging from national monuments through to private homes.
Each year Winchester College welcomes hundreds of visitors to musical events, art exhibitions and specialist tours of the school and its collections. This year's festival will take place between 9 -18 September and will see the return of an exciting range of unique events, produced exclusively for the festival.
Dr Tim Hands, Headmaster of Winchester College commented, “Heritage Open Days enables our city to celebrate its wonderful history and to make the wider world aware of it. With more than 90 listed buildings in our care and an archive spanning 600 years, we look forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy some very special tours and events.”
John Barclay: The Origins of Cricket - A unique opportunity to hear John Barclay, President of Sussex County Cricket Club and former Sussex County Cricket Captain and President of MCC. To coincide with the 250th anniversary of the first recognised first-class cricket match, played at Broadhalfpenny Down in June 1772 we welcome John Barclay to speak about the invention of this great game. Booking required: Book Tickets
Astounding Inventions: Wired and Wireless Communication in the 19th Century - An electrifying hour-long talk and demonstration by renowned Physicist Jeremy Douglas that brings to life one of the great stories of 19th century science. Booking required: Book Tickets
Brewing – a Divine Discovery An hour-long talk by Miles Jenner, a multi-award winning Head Brewer and President of the Brewery History Society. From its origins to the advent of commercial production and beyond, this light-hearted talk will highlight a series of accidental discoveries that led to the development of some world famous beers. Booking required: Book Tickets
10th November 2022
Ross Brawn OBE inspired his audience with insights into all aspects of motor racing and his hugely successful career in Formula One.
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.
15th February 2022
A masterpiece by one of the leading artists of the eighteenth century – François Lemoyne’s Annunciation (1727) – has returned to Winchester College after ten years on loan.
19th October 2021
We have an exciting opportunity for four young boys to join the Winchester College Chapel Choir in September 2022 as Quiristers. Find out more about what it's like to be a part of one of the country's most famous choirs.
11th October 2021
An ancient Greek vase, stolen from the school sixty years ago, has been recovered.