Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle
Castle Hill, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1NJ
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Windsor Castle

credit: Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016 / Philip Craven

Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people.

National Rail stations Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside are both within easy walking distance of Windsor Castle. Green Line coaches operate daily services from Victoria Coach Station, London

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Armour in the Royal Collection

There are many exceptional examples of armour in the Royal Collection, from armours displaying symbols etched in gold, to another created for the expanding frame of Henry VIII; join us to learn all about this world-class collection. To celebrate the recently-published catalogue of European armour this study day will…

Sat 14 Oct

£55 (£49.50) / 020 7766 7304

Chinese and Japanese works of art in the Royal Collection

Spend an afternoon exploring some of the remarkable porcelains, jades, lacquers and other objects that feature in the recent catalogue raisonné, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen. Several of these beautiful objects were presented as official gifts to British sovereigns by Chinese…

Tue 7 Nov

£35 (£31.50) / 020 7766 7304

Creative writing: The Haunted Dolls’ House

The Haunted Dolls’ House was specially written by M.R. James for the library of miniature books in Queen Mary's Dolls' House. Draw inspiration from this captivating story, together with a torchlight tour of the Dolls' House itself, and take part in a creative writing workshop with author Lynda Waterhouse to tell…

Mon 30 Oct

£20 (£18) / 020 7766 7304

Family Saturdays in July: Dolls and houses at Windsor Castle

Family Saturdays this month will look at some of the most famous toys in the collection at Windsor Castle: Queen Mary's Dolls House, and the two dolls, Marianne and France. Be entertained on Saturday, 15 and 22 July as our storyteller Olivia Armstrong weaves a fantastic tale from the history of these fascinating toys.

Sat 1 Jul

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Family Saturdays in June: 1000 years of a royal home

Join us each week to learn about the evolution of Windsor Castle from defensive site to royal home. On 10 June attend a special storytelling session about the history of the Castle taking place at 11:30, 13:30 and 14:30. On 17 and 24 June, the Moat Room will be open for a related art workshop.

Sat 10 Jun

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Sun 11 Jun

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Mon 12 Jun

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

…and 12 more dates until 24 Jun

Family Saturdays in November: Windsor's rise from the ashes

Celebrate the the 20th anniversary of the restoration of Windsor Castle after the fire by taking part in our special art and craft activities.

Sat 4 Nov

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Sun 5 Nov

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Mon 6 Nov

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

…and 19 more dates until 25 Nov

Family Saturdays in September: Knights in training

Every Saturday this month take part in our special art and craft workshops dedicated to learning to become a knight. Creat a helmet, sword or shield in our dedicated Learning room and discover the rigorous training that a knight had to take part in to become a knight.

Sat 2 Sep

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

In conversation: Rediscovering Vita Sackville-West

Hear the first reading of a short story by Vita Sackville-West, A Note of Explanation, a charming tale of a mysterious character that lives in Queen Mary's Dolls' House at Windsor Castle. The text has only existed as one of the miniature books in the Dolls' House until this year when it is to be published for the first…

Mon 20 Nov

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

In conversation: Tony Robinson: Edward III’s lost house of chivalry

© The Dean and Canons of Windsor Medieval chronicles reporting Edward III's ambition to build a large circular hall for his new Knights of the Round Table had long been dismissed as an Arthurian dream; however, finding the building's foundations proved that work had been started. But what would it have looked like and…

Wed 15 Nov

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Inspired by the Masters: chalk drawing

Start this two-day drawing course, run in conjunction with The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, with a special visit to the Print Room to take inspiration from the outstanding collection of chalk drawings by the great masters. Artist Radu Leon will then guide you through the traditional techniques of using chalks…

Tue 6 Jun

£150 (£120) / 020 7766 7304

Wed 7 Jun

£150 (£120) / 020 7766 7304

Piety and chivalry

Learn all about Edward III's determination to make Windsor the centre of royal power and font of English chivalry with this, the first in our rethinking the history of Windsor Castle lecture series devoted to St George's Chapel. Eminent historian and Windsor expert, Nigel Saul will bring to life the very latest…

Thu 1 Jun

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Restoring Windsor Castle after the fire: British Sign Language lecture

Discover more about the dramatic battle to stop the flames during the Windsor Castle fire in 1992. Join Deaf presenter John Wilson in this British Sign Language lecture as he explains how irreplaceable works of art from the Royal Collection were saved and the subsequent restoration project at Windsor. As part of your…

Sat 11 Nov

£12.00, Eligible for 1-Year Pass / 020 7766 7304

Special Family Festival: Knights in training day

Step back in time and join us at Windsor Castle for an exciting day of events in the historic grounds of the Castle. Take part in rigorous training to become a knight, followed by a dubbing ceremony in St George's Chapel. Picnic in the grounds and enjoy live music and storytelling as well as armour handling…

Sat 2 Sep

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

St George’s Chapel in the Middle Ages

Join distinguished archaeologist and historian Tim Tatton-Brown as he explores the foundation of St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Learn how the most powerful figures of the middle ages, from monarchs to courtiers and churchmen, left their mark on the Chapel's rich ornament and magnificent architecture. The lecture…

Thu 7 Sep

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Stained glass windows of St George’s Chapel

Join Charlotte Manley, Chapter Clerk, for an expert tour of the stained glass windows of St George's Chapel. Learn how the beautiful medieval glass of the great west window functioned like a picture-book for the illiterate. Explore the ornate Victorian glass of the east window and discover the stories it has to tell about…

Tue 11 Jul

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Summer holidays: Fierce ladies and naughty knights

Go back to the days of fearsome battles and secret romances, and discover what life was really like for knights who lived at Windsor Castle in medieval times. Take part in armour handling talks on 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 August and have fun trying on replica armour from our collection Talks take place at 11:30, 13:30 and…

Thu 3 Aug

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Fri 4 Aug

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

Sat 5 Aug

Free with standard entry ticket / 020 7766 7304

…and 23 more dates until 28 Aug

The Tudor palace

Join Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive of English Heritage and the leading authority on Tudor royal palaces, as he examines the additions and innovations made to Windsor Castle from the reign of Henry VII to Elizabeth I. New levels of comfort and luxury were introduced to enhance the Castle's role as a palace for…

Wed 4 Oct

£15 (£13.50) / 020 7766 7304

Windsor in watercolour

Join Fellow of the Royal Watercolour Society Mike Chaplin for a two-day watercolour course inspired by the Sandy brothers' iconic paintings of Windsor. Paint your own dramatic exterior views of Windsor Castle from vantage points away from the public areas and visit the Print Room to learn from watercolour views of the…

Wed 19 Jul

£120 (£108) / 020 7766 7304

Thu 20 Jul

£120 (£108) / 020 7766 7304

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