Eton College Collections and Museum of Eton Life

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The Museum of Eton Life tells the story of the foundation of the College in 1440 and provides a glimpse into the world of the Eton schoolboy past and present.

Find out about work, games (including the famous Eton Wall Game), punishment, and some of the colourful customs of the past. Discover well-known Old Etonians, from poets to prime ministers. A visit to the museum is a perfect way to bring to life the College buildings you see around you. Click here for more information about visits to Eton, and here for instructions about how to reach Eton.

If you wish to know more about the school’s past, click here for a list of useful books, here for an account of Eton’s history, or here to send a query to the museum curator.

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Dependent on exhibitions and events. Please see website for details.

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Collection details

Archaeology, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives, Social History

Eton College Collections and Museum of Eton Life
c/o Eton College


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