The museum brings to life the experience of learning, playing and living at Eton College across six centuries. The museum sets the history and traditions of Eton alongside stories of daily life of students, staff and visitors. Housed in an undercroft once used to store beer for the King’s Scholars, the museum serves as a place for members of the public, visiting schools, prospective students, local residents and the college community to explore the social and historical context of the school.
Fun, impressive and thought-provoking.
There is always something new to see and explore in our series of thematic permanent displays, refreshed periodically with new objects and interpretation. Regularly changing temporary exhibitions delve into the collection to tell untold stories and highlight different aspects of Eton life. Visitors can find out about famous Old Etonians, from poets to prime ministers, and about sports including the Wall Game, as well as discover what and where pupils learn, eat and live.
Families and children can enjoy the museum with activities such as dressing up in Eton uniform, designing your own school colours, or following an exciting trail to explore the displays.
children from local schools visited last year
- 15th-century pilgrim badges purchased as souvenirs by pilgrims to Eton
- Unique costumes worn in the Montem procession, rare survivals of historic children’s dress
- Sporting displays covering the range of games at the school, from Eton’s very own Wall Game to the Procession of Boats
- Identify the colours for each house, sport or society in the vibrant Eton Colours display
- Get a glimpse into a boy’s life at Eton in the past and present with recreations of rooms from the Edwardian era and today
Very interesting and kept our five-year-old entertained.Visitor
Access and Enquiries
To arrange an appointment to visit outside of opening hours or to enquire about the museum collection, please contact the Museum Officer.
Latest from the museum…
Verey Gallery, 24 November 2022 – 16 April 2023 Exhibition free, and open to the public on Sunday afternoons 2:30pm – 5pm or by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.
This manuscript copy of the anthology was given to Eton in 1921 by the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito (later Emperor Showa) after his visit to Eton in 1921. The exhibition will focus on the crown prince’s visit to Eton College, Japanese courtly culture and waka poetry.
This exhibition centres on a Japanese object in the Eton College Collections: a lacquer box containing a copy of the Nijūichidaishū (‘Collections of Twenty-one Reigns or Eras’). It is an anthology of poetry, called waka, compiled by imperial command between 10th & 15th centuries. https://t.co/NUw116Cr86
RT @EtonCollLibrary: A sweet little note about this 17th-century volume given as a Christmas present in 1720 (!) – is now too early to draf…