The Old Chapel Museum – Open to the Public

The newly opened Old Chapel Museum has the oldest museum collection 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
  • Medieval manuscripts
  • Prayer books belonging to Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth of York
  • Natural History Collection
  • Historic Church Vestments
  • Manuscripts written by Gerard Manley Hopkins

2019 Museum Opening Times

The museum will be open to members of the public on limited dates throughout the academic year, between 10.00am and 3.00pm. Pre-booking is not required. 


February Half Term

Friday 22nd February 2019


Wednesday 10th April 2019


Wednesday 17th July 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Wednesday 21st August 2019

Entry Fees

£5.00 per adult

£3.00 per child (under 12)

Free entry for children under the age of 5.


  • Parking onsite
  • Café facilities will not be available on these dates
  • Limited disabled access