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. 

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

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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Lucy T
      Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Hugely disappointing
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd October 2022
      There was hardly anything to see here. We spent no more than 5 minutes inside. Very disappointing as we’ve been to lots of museums similar to this where there was lots more to see. We were expecting... Read full review
    • DavidUK2010
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Nice exhibits
      3 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 16th May 2023
      Nice place to see exhibits just a shame there is not more. As it is free then worth it but not worth more than 100 characters. Read full review
    • Cruiser27662143104
      Lovely museum but staff rather unfriendly
      2 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 4th October 2023
      We made sure to get to the museum as it opened unfortunately it was late opening its doors only by 10 minutes. The museum itself was clean and informative - slightly smaller than we thought but... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
    DayTimes
    MondayClosed*
    Tuesday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
    SundayClosed
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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