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.
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'.
20th October 2020
In the final instalment of our focus on Wordsworth, in this 250th anniversary year of his birth, we reveal a previously undiscovered treasure within the school's collection.
29th September 2020
To mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, Fellows' Librarian Richard Foster explains the importance of one of the school's latest acquisitions.
7th September 2020
Celebrating our history, buildings, people and collections, the school announces two new films and a podcast as part of this year's Heritage Open Days.
26th June 2020
There is always something to celebrate at Winchester College and the last couple of years have been particularly full of significant anniversaries - the opening of the boarding houses and the conversion of Commoners into classrooms - and this summer sees the 150th anniversary of the opening of Moberly Library.
14th June 2020
Archivist Suzanne Foster looks back at how the tradition of Winchester Match developed into the event we know today and shares how it looked in past years.