Rare book conservation and history talks, St George's Chapel


2 The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ

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Rare book conservation and history talks


Private conservator and former Book Binder to Queen Elizabeth II, Richard Day, will deliver a fascinating illustrated lecture and demonstration of the skills involved in book binding and conservation.

After a brief break for refreshments, Assistant Archivist, Anne Courtney, will talk about the lost medieval library of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The event will finish by 5pm then all are welcome to round off the afternoon by attending Choral Evensong in St George’s Chapel (free of charge), starting at 5.15pm.  Just ask staff for directions.

All profits from ticket sales will support the Adopt a Book conservation scheme. The scheme helps us to preserve the unique collection of rare books in the Chapter Library of St George’s Chapel, repairing the damage of centuries of dust, dirt, insects, and the inevitable wear and tear of use.

PLEASE NOTE: We will also need some additional information from you at the time of booking. Due to Windsor Castle’s high security level, and the fact that the tour takes place in non-visitor areas, we need to ask you for full details in order to get security clearance to allow you access.  Under GDPR regulations this information will only be used for this purpose and will not be retained. This therefore means that we may need to ask you for it again should you attend another event. Thank you for your understanding.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission£15.00 per ticket

This includes refreshments. Each ticket is subject to a £1.96 booking fee.



  • Disabled Parking - We cannot provide parking for everybody. However, we can arrange parking near the archives for those with access needs. Please email archives@stgeorges-windsor.org to arrange this.
  • Disabled persons toilet - Yes
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Yes. A step-free entry route is available at the rear of the building. There is an accessible toilet. If you have any questions about access please email archives@stgeorges-windsor.org

Children & Infants

  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - This event is not aimed at children, but we are happy for children over the age of 10 to join if they are interested and will respect such instructions as do not touch the books. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a child by emailing archives@stgeorges-windsor.org

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