Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Museum

Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LR

Tel: +44 01628 685686

Windsor & Royal Borough Museum: inside the museum

About

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum is a family-friendly museum bursting with interesting facts and interactive displays of East Berkshire.

The museum explores the history of the borough through an audio trail of stories told by local residents about their lives and the changing landscape of Windsor.

The museum offers a look into our unique and varied collection, from our 100,000-year-old Mammoth tusk to a model of a Hawker Hurricane, the plane designed by Windsor-born Sir Sydney Camm.

When available, we also offer guided tours of the Grade I listed Windsor Guildhall, where you can gain a glimpse into these splendid rooms, view the collection of portraits of monarchs since Elizabeth I and learn about the civic history of Windsor. 

The museum is continuing to share objects and stories about the Royal Borough and its residents online until it can open again. Family activities are available here, including downloadable worksheets, quizzes and videos to complete from the comfort of your own home. 

Visitors can also help the museum to record the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community by donating items to ‘The Royal Borough Memory Box’. This historic project invites you to contribute your photographs, videos, artwork, stories and any items that represent your personal experiences of life during the pandemic and in lockdown.

To get involved with this unique opportunity, visit the Royal Borough Memory Box website here.

Follow the museum on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to their YouTube channel for newly released content.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Museum gallery is wheelchair accessible. There is level access from the Guildhall Corn Market into the Museum gallery. The upper floor, when available for visitor viewing, is accessible via a stairlift. Please contact us in advance if you need to use the stairlift on your visit.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Parking for disabled visitors is available for two Blue Badge holders outside Windsor Library, and also in Victoria Street Car Park.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Event Venue

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Tours and groups welcome.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From London go west along the M4 Motorway to junction 6 (Slough) and follow the signs for Windsor. You will cross the river and have great views of the castle on your left as you travel along the dual carriageway. You will find car parking is signposted and there are plenty of places to park. There is no parking at the Guildhall. The nearest car parks are in Victoria Street, King Edward Court car park off Charles Street & River Street. There is limited parking in Bachelors Acre by Windsor Library.

Public Transport Directions

Trains from London Paddington via Slough arrive at Windsor & Eton Central Station. Trains from London Waterloo arrive at Windsor & Eton Riverside Station. Both stations are a few minutes walk from Windsor Guildhall.

Opening Times

2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*

* Our museum gallery will remain closed whilst we undertake some changes to move the tourist information centre into our gallery later this year.
You can visit our outdoor exhibition anytime on the Corn Market and we will soon be launching outdoor talks and guided tours of Windsor Guidlhall. Keep following us for more information and to continue to see our collection online.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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