This summer, the Treasury museum offered two Family Craft sessions for local children. On the mornings of 8 and 24 August, children aged 5-11 and their parents or carers were welcomed into the Treasury to make simple craft items inspired by the objects on display. The sessions were free of charge, and over the two mornings we had over 80 happy, sticky, crafters making snake-covered Medusa-style headbands, Chinese dragon puppets, and a toadstool-inspired peg for their wellies.
Before Covid, these events used to run in the February half term, but this year we decided to offer them in the summer holidays too. We recognised the demand for affordable things for families to do during the long summer break, and therefore wanted to provide free, fun activities in this beautiful and inspiring environment. As well as being creative, the craft sessions enabled children to learn about some of the amazing objects we have in the museum.
The Treasury is open to the public every afternoon, free of charge, and houses the school’s unique collections of art and archaeology. These include artefacts from Egypt, Greece and Rome, casts of the Parthenon Frieze, and Chinese ceramics from the Tang to Qing dynasties. Groups and school visits are also welcome. Please contact me for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
15th March 2019
On Tuesday 12th March 2019, Winchester College’s Natural History Society welcomed Dr Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace for the annual Duncan Stewart Lecture where she addressed an audience of more than 450 people.
9th May 2023
We are delighted to be taking part in the National Garden Scheme’s 'Open Garden' weekend again this year.
1st May 2023
The Drew Travel Art scholarships returned in 2023 with independent study trips to Madrid, Dubai, Athens and Berlin. The resulting work is on display in the Angelus Gallery this May.
20th April 2023
A new exhibition in Treasury explores the College’s important collection of silver and includes many items on public display for the first time.
10th March 2023
The College's Outreach programme marked St David’s Day on 1st March with two memorable events at the Cathedral and St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School.