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.
13th September 2021
Between 16 September – 1 October 2021, a new exhibition will be held at Winchester College to commemorate the lives of four former pupils who played a leading role in the British attempt to map, survey, and summit Mount Everest in the 1920s.
24th August 2021
England's largest free heritage festival takes place this September with Heritage Open Days. To celebrate this year's theme of 'Edible England', our College Archivist reflects on some of the unique terminology that has been associated with food over the centuries.
11th August 2021
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.
19th July 2021
A new publication explores the College's collection of medieval glass. Created across a period of significant artistic change, they demonstrate the development of stained glass production techniques and the Gothic style from the mid-thirteenth to sixteenth centuries.
5th July 2021
In anticipation of a new Everest exhibition in Treasury this September, Mr Bill Norton, son of explorer and mountaineer Edward Norton spoke to pupils and staff about the challenges and team dynamics of the 1921 expedition.
30th March 2021
John Keats died 200 years ago of tuberculosis. He stayed in Winchester in 1819, his most productive year as a poet. While here he took regular walks in the water meadows and wrote “Ode to Autumn” after walking along the river to the Hospital of St Cross. This article looks at his time in Winchester and the disease which would eventually 'take his breath away'.