Eton College's Museums and Galleries

Type:Museums & Galleries

Eton, Windsor, Berkshire
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Eton College looks after thousands of historic, artistic and natural objects, and welcomes visitors to its public museums and galleries.

Museums and Galleries

Eton’s museums and galleries are open to the public free of charge on Sunday afternoons between 2:30pm and 5pm. The Museum of Eton Life is also open on Saturdays 2:30-5pm.

Why not start your visit in the Museum of Eton Life, where you can step back in time and learn about the history of life at Eton College since it was founded in the 15th century?

Next, make your way across School Yard to see the latest temporary exhibition in the Verey Gallery, which showcases objects and art from Eton College's collections as well as loans from elsewhere.

Then, take a short walk to the Natural History Museum where you can explore the natural world. Round off your visit with trip to the Museum of Antiquities, see objects from the ancient world and discover more about life in Ancient Egypt.

Everyone is welcome at the regular openings of Eton’s museums and galleries on Sunday afternoons. There are fun learning activities for families in each of the museums so you could visit a different one each week if you wanted to! Staff are on hand at the Museum of Antiquities, the Museum of Eton Life, the Natural History Museum and galleries to welcome you and answer any questions.

Please see What’s On for more information and dates of special exhibitions. The museums and galleries may occasionally close due to exceptional circumstances, please check our website and social media for updated information.

Heritage Tours

Our seasonal programme of guided tours focuses on the historic heart of Eton College, featuring many of the earliest buildings and objects from the College Collections.

Information about the 2024 summer season will be released in late March. Tours take place on Friday afternoons at 2pm and 4pm, each lasting 90 minutes. The tour covers School Yard, College Chapel, Upper School, Lower School, and the Museum of Eton Life. When available, a special viewing of a special exhibition is also included. Tickets can be purchased via the Eton College Collections website or from Eton Information Centre.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission to MuseumsFree
Heritage Tour£10.00 per ticket

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

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Groups are welcome during normal opening times, but may be asked to divide into smaller groups to navigate the sometimes crowded museum spaces.

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Children and families welcome in all spaces. Activities often available.

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On street parking only
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun

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Map & Directions

Opening Times

Museums and Galleries (7 Jan 2024 - 22 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Sunday14:30 - 17:00
Museum of Eton Life (3 Feb 2024 - 22 Dec 2024)
DayTimes
Saturday14:30 - 17:00
2024 Heritage Tours (1 May 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
DayTimes
Friday14:00 - 15:30
16:00 - 17:30

* The museums and galleries may occasionally close due to exceptional circumstances.

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