Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Type:Museum

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

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About

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum is a family-friendly museum bursting with interesting facts and interactive displays of East Berkshire.

The museum explores the history of the borough through an audio trail of stories told by local residents about their lives and the changing landscape of Windsor.

The museum offers a look into our unique and varied collection, from our 100,000-year-old Mammoth tusk to a model of a Hawker Hurricane, the plane designed by Windsor-born Sir Sydney Camm.

When available, we also offer guided tours of the Grade I listed Windsor Guildhall, where you can gain a glimpse into these splendid rooms, view the collection of portraits of monarchs since Elizabeth I and learn about the civic history of Windsor. 

The museum is continuing to share objects and stories about the Royal Borough and its residents online until it can open again. Family activities are available here, including downloadable worksheets, quizzes and videos to complete from the comfort of your own home. 

Visitors can also help the museum to record the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community by donating items to ‘The Royal Borough Memory Box’. This historic project invites you to contribute your photographs, videos, artwork, stories and any items that represent your personal experiences of life during the pandemic and in lockdown.

To get involved with this unique opportunity, visit the Royal Borough Memory Box website here.

Follow the museum on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and subscribe to their YouTube channel for newly released content.

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Museum gallery is wheelchair accessible. There is level access from the Guildhall Corn Market into the Museum gallery. The upper floor, when available for visitor viewing, is accessible via a stairlift. Please contact us in advance if you need to use the stairlift on your visit.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Parking for disabled visitors is available for two Blue Badge holders outside Windsor Library, and also in Victoria Street Car Park.
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Event Venue

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Groups Accepted
  • 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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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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
    • Christine W
      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

    2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*

    * Our museum gallery will remain closed whilst we undertake some changes to move the tourist information centre into our gallery later this year.
    You can visit our outdoor exhibition anytime on the Corn Market and we will soon be launching outdoor talks and guided tours of Windsor Guidlhall. Keep following us for more information and to continue to see our collection online.

    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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