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Winchester College Treasury


Access is via Porters' Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

The Warden’s Stables are part of a group of buildings that made up the service wing of the medieval College. Evidence from dendrochronology (tree ring dating) suggests that the building was begun in 1391 and completed a decade later. The stables were originally open to the roof: an upper floor, windows and a hayloft were added later. The building was used to stable horses until the early 20th century, when it became a store and games room for the boys living in College.

Under the guidance of English Heritage, conversion of this unique Grade I listed building into our Treasury began in the spring of 2015 and took 15 months to complete. The buildings are now home to Winchester College’s extraordinary collections of art and archaeology.

●  Thursday 19 September: Open from 1400 to 1600, and from 1800 to 1900

●  Friday 20 September: Open from 14:00 to 1600

●  Saturday 21 September: Open from 1000 to 1600

●  Sunday 22 September: Open from 1400 to 1600

No booking required.

The ground floor galleries are suitable for wheelchair users and those with decreased mobility. All visitors must report to a member of staff on arrival at the Winchester College Porters' Lodge on College Street, from here you will be directed to The Treasury.

Allow up to 1 hour  for your visit.

NEW FOR Autumn 2019

The Treasury is hosting an exhibition about Keats and Winchester in the early 19th century. This will explore the influence of the city on Keats, and also some of the links between Keats and eighteenth century poets educated at Winchester College (particularly William Collins and Joseph Warton). Among the objects on display will be Keats’s ‘death mask’, on loan from Eton College.