Windsor and Royal Borough Museum

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum
The Guildhall
High Street
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 1LR
England

Website

www.rbwm.gov.uk/web/museum.htm

E-mail

museum@rbwm.gov.uk

Telephone

01628 685 686

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
School children and other visitors enjoying the museum
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Windsor & Royal Borough Museum is a Registered/Accredited Museum which comprises the local history collection for the borough, comprising over 7,000 objects. Since March 2011 it has been housed in Windsor's historic Guildhall. It is run by a team of part-time museum staff, supported by the Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum and a large team of volunteers.
The Curator is available at the Museum every Thursday (except during August) to discuss the collection, answer questions and take in potential donations.
Small museum displays can also be found in Windsor Library, York House council offices in Sheet St. Windsor, Maidenhead Library, Maidenhead Town Hall and Cox Green Library.
The Museum Store is closed to the public, but is open to visitors for research, by prior appointment only, on Wednesday mornings. Please phone 01628 796846.

Venue Type:

Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

The new museum opened on 12 March 2011 on the ground floor in Windsor's historic Grade 1 listed Guildhall, which is a working building.
Museum opening hours are
Mondays: Closed except to booked groups, including schools.
Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10am - 4pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays: 12 - 4pm
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults and Concessions £2, 17 - 12 Years £1.
FREE to: Children under 12, RBWM Advantage Card holders, Friends of the Museum, RBWM employees, members of the Armed Forces, the Museums Association and the Art Fund.

Getting there

By road: from the M4 (junction 6) or the M3 (junction 3) follow the brown tourist signs for Windsor Castle and Legoland. Follow signs to the town centre and the nearest car parking is in Victoria Street car park, King Edward's Court and River Steet car park. Or use the Park & Ride service at Legoland.
By train: From London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (8 minutes walk) or from London Paddington, change at Slough for Windsor & Eton Central Station (2 minutes walk).

Additional info

ACCESS: The Museum and all but one of the outlying displays are on the ground floor and accessible for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Please note there are NO toilet facilities in the Museum and the public toilets on either side of The Guildhall exterior are underground. However there are local hotels opposite with accessible toilets.
In Windsor Library a lift gives access to the displays on the first floor.

The Collection includes a wide variety of over 6,000 objects including Saxon artefacts from Old Windsor, prehistoric tools, manuscripts, paintings and Victorian objects.

Collection details

Archaeology, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History

Getting there

By road: from the M4 (junction 6) or the M3 (junction 3) follow the brown tourist signs for Windsor Castle and Legoland. Follow signs to the town centre and the nearest car parking is in Victoria Street car park, King Edward's Court and River Steet car park. Or use the Park & Ride service at Legoland.
By train: From London Waterloo to Windsor & Eton Riverside Station (8 minutes walk) or from London Paddington, change at Slough for Windsor & Eton Central Station (2 minutes walk).

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