Winchester College, College Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9NA
This 45 minute tour includes part of the Warden’s Lodgings, home to the school’s historic library. There will be an exhibition of medieval manuscripts and an opportunity to see the study of John Harmar, one of the translators of the King James Bible. PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Books have been central to the School since its foundation and we have volumes given by William of Wykeham in the 1380s, including a life of Thomas Becket by William of Canterbury, with one of the earliest representations of Becket, and a late fourteenth century copy of Ranulf Higden's Polychronicon. Over the centuries there have been many major gifts, and indeed only a relatively small percentage of the collection has been purchased.
This tour is a wonderful opportunity to see some of our collection, and to see the rooms which now house the collection but were once part of the lodgings of the Warden and Fellows who are the Governing Body of Winchester College.
● Friday 14 September: Two tours: 1300 and 1400
● Saturday 15 September: Tour tours: 1145 and 1245
Please note that access to the Library is via a staircase. Please be advised that sensible shoes are recommended. Please be aware there are no public toilets available.
Max 15 people per tour/session. Our tour will last 45 minutes.
Please arrive at the Winchester College Porters’ Lodge located in the main entrance (arched) on College Street. Please register with a member of staff on arrival.