Treasury re-opens its doors to the public on Monday 21 June, after a long period in lockdown. The museum will be open every day from 2pm to 4pm. Entry is free of charge and there is no need to book but social distancing measures will be in place.
While the museum has been closed to visitors, the Treasury team has worked to ensure that even more of our objects are available to view online. There is also a new virtual tour of the galleries to explore.
On display in Treasury are the school’s collections of art and archaeology, including artefacts from Egypt, Greece and Rome, Chinese ceramics from the Tang to Qing dynasties, and works of art from the medieval College. The museum is housed in the Warden’s Stables, accessed from the main entrance to the school on College Street.
Alongside our permanent displays, we will be opening with a special exhibition, curated by pupils at the school: An Age of Exploration, 1400-1600. This exhibition looks at European voyages in the 15th and 16th centuries, and how they changed the world. A combination of art, artefacts, navigational tools, and books from the Middle Ages onwards explores the intellectual and artistic culture of Europe before and after the voyages, and shows what made global travel possible.
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.
29th January 2024
A new year brings new exhibitions to the College's museum, Treasury. Here, Fellows' Librarian and Keeper of Collections, Dr Richard Foster, details the exhibitions on War Cloister and Italian renaissance portrait medals.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
9th May 2023
We are delighted to be taking part in the National Garden Scheme’s 'Open Garden' weekend again this year.
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.
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.