Winchester College


Type:Historic Site

College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

Tel: 01962 621 209

Winchester College


Founded in 1382, Winchester College has the longest continuous history of any English school and it still occupies its original medieval buildings.

Visiting Winchester College
The school welcomes visitors seven days a week to its museum, Treasury, on guided tours, as well as to public events throughout the year.

Guided Tours
The College offers a range of public tours throughout the year, showcasing the College’s history, architecture and gardens. These include:
-    College Tours, which run daily and focus on the school’s history and medieval architecture.
-    War Cloister Tours, launching in April 2024 to mark one hundred years since the opening of the College’s tranquil private war memorial.
-    Garden Tours, launching in April 2024, which will explore the vast biodiversity and horticultural history of the College’s beautiful hidden gardens.
Find out more about our range of tours here [link to]
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Treasury Museum
Treasury houses the school's outstanding collections of art and archaeology, displayed across four galleries in the medieval Warden’s stables.
Treasury is open from 2pm-4pm, 7 days a week, and entry is FREE. Find out more here BOOK NOW

Members of the public are welcome at Chapel Services during term time. Find out more here

College Tours: Monday – Sunday, 14.15 and 15.30
War Cloister Tours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 14.00 and 15.30
Garden Tours: Seasonal

All tours last for 1 hour.
For updated tour times, please visit

For groups of 10 or more, please pre-book on 01962 621209 or Please note that group bookings for Garden Tours in 2024 are now full, but we are taking expressions of interest for 2025

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£12.00
Children under 11 are freeFree


Establishment Features

  • Groups by arrangement - For groups of 10 or more, please pre-book on 01962 621209 or
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Open on bank holidays - Open on some bank holidays

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Min group size - 10

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 10


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking is limited around the College and visitors are advised to use public transport, the Park and Ride, or city centre car parks. Follow signs to the Cathedral and walk through the Cathedral Close to St Swithun’s Street, turn left under Kingsgate Arch and bear left into College Street. The Porters’ Lodge (main entrance) to the College can be found on the right hand side.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* College Tours: Monday – Sunday, 14.15 and 15.30
War Cloister Tours: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 14.00 and 15.30
Garden Tours: Seasonal

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