Receive a warm welcome to Winchester College

Winchester College, founded by William of Wykeham in 1382, is one of the world’s most famous and distinguished schools.

Located in the historic surrounds of England’s medieval capital, the school is fortunate to maintain 11 acres of formal gardens and more than 80 listed buildings. Many of these buildings are of national importance and all are in current use. More information on the school's location and buildings can be found here

Guided tours of Winchester College

One hour tours of Winchester College, led by experienced Tour Guides, concentrate on the medieval heart of the school including Chamber Court, Chapel, College Hall, Cloisters and the 17th Century School building. Tours are available daily and start at the Porters’ Lodge on College Street, SO23 9NA.

Monday - Saturday: 10.15, 11.30 and 14.15, Sunday at 14.15 and 15.30
Sunday: 14.15 and 15.30
No tours at 15.30 in December and January.

Adults £8, Concessions £7 (seniors 60+ and students)
Children under 11 are free.
Groups of fewer than 10 need not pre-book and can purchase a ticket directly from their Tour Guide. 

For further information or group bookings please contact us on +44 (0)1962 621209 or

Please note that occasionally a school function or other event may lead to a tour not being available. 

Download our Guided Tour brochure.

Winchester College Treasury

The Winchester College Treasury houses the school’s 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. They are displayed in the medieval Warden's Stables, converted into a museum in 2016.

The Treasury is open to members of the public from 2-4pm every day, except between Christmas and New Year. Last admission is at 3.30pm. On rare occasions we have to close the Treasury for an exhibition changeover; details will be posted here.

There is a comprehensive multimedia guide available and children can follow a free Treasury Trail. A guidebook of the collections is available to purchase.

Drop-in to our free family fun day on Wednesday 19 February and explore our Amazing Animals. Join our children's trail or take part in our craft activities. 10:30am - 4pm. Suitable for ages 5 - 11.

Community Events

Winchester College is fully committed to sharing its resources, expertise and facilities with the wider community.

Throughout the year, in addition its to the outreach work, the school hosts numerous events including: an annual Carol Service for Rose Road, a school and respite centre for children and young people in Hampshire living with disabilities, a Christmas fundraising concert for Trinity Winchester, a Christmas Party for the Elderly, and a Summer Tea for the Elderly.

As the main sponsor of Heritage Open Days in Winchester, we welcome hundreds of members of the public each September for free access to the school's exceptional collections, archives, and some hidden treasures.  

We are always delighted to welcome local residents to join us for our regular Chapel services, including Evensong.  There is also a Visiting Artists programme, with a series of public concerts from world class musicians, and regular public lectures.