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We are delighted that so many Old Wykehamists and others like to visit the College. However, with effect from 1 January 2024, visitors to Winchester College, whether an Old Wykehamist or not, can only visit the school if escorted. Although this principle will apply, separate arrangements will be made for events hosted in the school and communicated as part of the joining instructions. So, unless you are attending an event for which you are registered; are taking part in a scheduled guided tour; or are being escorted by a member of staff, there will no longer be access to the school grounds and premises.

The point of entry to the College will normally be via the Porters’ Lodge, and for events taking place in New Hall, via Black Gate. It will help our security staff considerably if from now on, however tempting it is to use a short cut through another gate, you abide by these instructions.

+44 (0)1962 621227


The school welcomes visitors to its museum, Treasury, and on guided tours, as well as to public events throughout the year, including Heritage Open Days. 

Our one hour tours, led by experienced Tour Guides, concentrate on the medieval heart of the school including Chamber Court, Chapel, College Hall, Cloisters and the 17th Century School building. The film, Hidden Winchester, takes in some of the highlights you will see on the tour, as well as revealing hidden spaces not usually seen by the public.

Read more and book a tour here.

Formal tours can be arranged through the Enterprises Office.

+44 (0)1962 621209  


Winchester College is committed to making as many of its events as possible accessible to all. Regrettably, the historic nature of the site means a small number of spaces can only be accessed via steps or stairs.  

Please note the following areas where there is wheelchair access:
Treasury, New Hall, School, Michla, Chapel, QE II, Science School, Music School

Please note the following areas that have a Hearing Loop:
New Hall, Chapel

 Please do contact us if you have any questions regarding the accessibility of other areas of the site.

+44 (0)1962 621264  

We look forward to welcoming you.


The Winchester College Society Team

Melanie Bushell
Director of Development &
Winchester College Society
+44 (0)1962 814634

Tamara Templer
Deputy Director of Development
+44 (0)1962 621407

Christopher Normand
Director of Winchester College Society
+44 (0)1962 621151

Kate Ross
Head of Events, Winchester College Society & Office Manager
+44 (0)1962 621217

Donna Hale
Systems & Research Manager
+44 (0)1962 814615

Jo Mullineux
Development Manager
+44 (0)1962 621239 

Patrick Walker
Development Associate
+44 (0)1962 621216

Karen Carpenter
Events & Friends Win Coll Soc Manager
+44 (0)1962 621266 

Harriet Plant
Development Assistant
+44 (0)1962 621264

Alex Roe
Obituarist, The Trusty Servant
+44 (0)1962 621217

Mary Emerson
The American Friends of Winchester College
Executive Director
228 Park Avenue South #37070
New York, NY 10003
+1 917 747 9517

Ms Cannie Kwan
The Hong Kong Friends of Winchester College
20th Floor, The Bank of East Asia Building
10 Des Voeux Road Central
Hong Kong
+852 3608 8277

Contact Details

Winchester College Society
73 Kingsgate Street
SO23 9PE

+44 (0)1962 621264
Winchester College website


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