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 email@example.com.
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.
20th September 2022
A new art exhibition featuring watercolours and drawings from Winchester's collections opens on 28 September 2022 in London.
15th June 2022
The full breadth of creative talent and ingenuity was on show at Friday evening's final of Sixty Second Cinema, our annual short film competition.
31st March 2022
Developing sustained, enriching partnerships with state secondary schools is a core part of the College's Vision for the 21st century.
18th March 2022
On Tuesday 15 March 2022, a plaque was unveiled in Cloister, commemorating Sir Thomas Browne (OW).