The Stonyhurst Museum & Open to the Public

Stonyhurst College is home to the oldest museum in the English-speaking world, dating back to 1609. The Collections focus on religious history and come from all over the world, reflecting the fact that the College has long been a global community.

Objects on display include:

  • First Folio of Shakespeare
  • Prayer books of Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth of York
  • Charles Waterton’s extraordinary 19th century Natural History collections
  • Rare surviving medieval and 17th century Church vestments
  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s school reports
  • Objects connected with the Gunpowder Plot
  • Baroque silver and artworks by Durer and Rembrandt
  • Joe Jackman’s Tobruk Victoria Cross
  • Three historic libraries with books dating from 1471


The Museum and Historic Libraries will be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays in July and August 2020


Why not combine your trip to Stonyhurst with a visit to Browsholme Hall?

Click here for more information.


Please note that due to the nature of a Grade I listed building with limited disabled access. The museum and tour route incorporate access to different levels with limited seating available.