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Winchester College - Guided tour of the Archives


Tour starts from the Porters’ Lodge, Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA

This hour-long tour allows a rare opportunity to view two medieval rooms which house the school’s archives. Documents and artefacts relating to the school’s history, including the Foundation Charters and Founder’s Statutes, will be on display.

This is a fascinating tour of the college archives as well as an opportunity to see inside a medieval strong room. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions of the College Archivist and to see the documents and artefacts close up.

Please note that access to both rooms is via spiral stone staircases - one of 36 steps and another of 52 steps. Please be aware that there are no handrails and sensible shoes are recommended.

●  Thursday 13 September: Tour 1545

●  Friday 14 September: Tour 1545

●  Saturday 15 September: Two Tours 1430 & 1545

Booking Details:
The deadline for bookings will be 48 hours before the event is scheduled to take place.

Access Information:
Please note that access to both rooms is via spiral stone staircases of 36 steps and 52 steps, there are no handrails and sensible shoes are recommended, and there are no public toilets available.

Additional Information:
Max 15 people per tour/session. Tour lasts 1 hour.