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Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

Type:Museum

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

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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.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£3.00 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

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

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

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

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue

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:

    • rayrest
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Museum in Windsor
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 18th August 2017
      Windsor and Royal Borough museum is in the guildhall, next to Windsor Castle. It has much local information and displays and as the name suggests covers Windsor area. £2 entrance fee. Audio guide... Read full review
    • BobH625
      Margate, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Small, but worth a Visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 14th August 2017
      Came across this Museum as we were walking past, so decided to have a look inside. It's smaller than we thought, but packed with info on local history. £2 each entry fee, but well worth it. Staff... Read full review
    • durkar5
      Wakefield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Well worth £2!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 17th April 2017
      We called in here & we're certainly not disappointed, very interesting especially with the audio guides, really enjoyed the upstairs tour too! Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
    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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