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…
Only a few more weekends left of 2021! Come say Merry Christmas and check out the lovely Christmas lights down Eton High Street. https://t.co/6JHZp5wT2x
RT @EtonArchives: Our Archives Assistant, Alexander Taylor, has written a blog article on one of our beautiful Royal Patents from the 1670s…
New Exhibition in the Verey Gallery. Henry VI. To celebrate the 600th anniversary of his birth at Windsor in December 1421 this exhibition explores his life and achievements. https://t.co/kerGXzWxxH
The Banks Garden is a fantastic chance to see live plants, a stone’s throw from the @Eton_NHM which displays artwork from Banks Herbarium herbarium specimens. The two are well worth visiting together! #Garden #Museum30 https://t.co/ADuXXRuKRs