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Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Windsor and Maidenhead

Type:Museum

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

Tel: +44 01628 685686

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Visitors enjoying activities at the Museum

About

The Windsor & Royal Borough Museum is a registered/accredited, family-friendly and accessible small local history museum in a Grade 1 listed building completed in 1689. Come and discover the history of the town and the area. Listen to the stories of people who lived and worked here.

The collection relates to the history of Windsor, and other towns and villages across the Borough in East Berkshire. The museum has on display a selection of some of the many objects from the collection including a100,000 year old mammoth’s tusk, pre-historic tools, Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon artefacts, together with objects and ephemera from before Victorian times up to World War II, the 1950s and the present day.

The museum is staffed at all times and supported by a team of volunteer stewards, and also The Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum. Please ask staff on duty if you require curatorial advice

Tours and groups welcome.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£2.00 per ticket
Advantage Card holders, Friends of the Museum and Children under 12Free
Ages 12-17£1.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Parking is available for two Blue Badge holders outside Windsor Library, and also in Victoria Street Car Park.
  • Ramp/Level Access - There is level access from the Guildhall Corn Exchange into the Museum room. The upper parts of the building are less accessible. There is a stair lift, but the rooms are not always open to the public. Please contact us beforehand if you have limited mobility and wish to access the upper area.
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • 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.

TripAdvisor

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      25
    • Very Good
      23
    • Average
      4
    • Poor
      1
    • Terrible
      1

    Recent Reviews:

    • gurgledurb
      Godalming, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Excellent little museum
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th November 2018
      This little museum is well presented and worth an hour or so of your time. The content is interesting and well distributed given its size. We also had a tour of the Guildhall chambers upstairs and... Read full review
    • 111TWIGAMINHAAFRIKA
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Delightful small museum.
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd March 2019
      The museum sits well under the Guildhall and its worth the small entrance fee to browse the local history of Windsor. Friendly, helpful staff and free map of Windsor and Eton. Worthy of 20 minutes... Read full review
    • suemarb
      Leicester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting museum
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th April 2019
      It cost £2 to go round this small, but interesting museum close to the centre of Windsor. Friendly staff. Read full review

    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 the Guildhall.

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
    Sunday12:00 - 16:00*

    * Closed Christmas Day/Boxing Day

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

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