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Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Type:Museum

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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 57 reviews57 reviews

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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.

You can also view a 360 virtual tour of the Windsor Guildhall and the Museum.  Here you can see the grand Council Chamber, and the Ascot Room where Prince Charles and Mrs Camilla Parker-Bowles were married.

Visit us for more information about the historic Guildhall building.

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum's new 'Out and About' podcast series will take you on a tour of Windsor to discover the hidden histories and stories behind its buildings and landscape.  To do this, they'll be sharing some wonderful clips from their oral history collection, because who best to tell you about Windsor than Windsorians themselves?  In one episode, you will find out about the history of Windsor's shops and in particular, what some of the town's current shops used to be in their former lives.  Along the way you will also hear a whole lot of reminiscing, so why not make a cup of tea (or beverage of choice) and join them on their journey into times gone by? You can listen to it here or find it on Spotify by searching ‘Out and About in Windsor’.

In just one minute, learn something new about the Royal Borough's past through an object from the museum's collection online.

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.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • wanderer21
      windsor
      Enthusiastic Staff, Well worth a visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th August 2019
      Visited with Grand children , Museum running a summer creative school, arts and crafts with historical relevance, very creative and stimulating, 3D effects , produced with help of scissors cotton... Read full review
    • Hare1957
      Braunton
      Great visit with grandchildren
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 3rd September 2019
      Children had a fabulous time, would like to have stayed for a week if they could! plenty of different rides, activities etc . did not like the idea of Qbots queue jumping though Read full review
    • Nicholas H
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Full of interesting objects and information
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th November 2019
      This is a small single room museum on the ground floor of the Windsor Guildhall building close to the Castle. There’s a small entry fee of just £2, but it’s well worth paying to see a fascinating... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
    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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