Tour of the College and entry to the Chapel Museum can be arranged for group bookings, numbering 15 or more, throughout the school holidays. Availability is limited.

Visitors are given the opportunity to see the various chapels and historic rooms within the building.

This includes former pupil, Arthur Conan Doyle’s school desk, the Great Hall with portraits of the seven former pupils awarded the Victoria Cross and the table Oliver Cromwell slept on the night before the Battle of Preston in 1648.

The tour will also give an insight into the daily of life of Stonyhurst pupils, past and present.

Tours run for approx. 1 hours and 15 minutes and will finish with the opportunity to look around the Old Chapel Museum. Please allow time at the end to enjoy the museum.


Adult £12.50
Concession £11.00
Child (under 12) £8.00

Exclusive Guided Tour of the College Collections

The College is home to the oldest museum collection in the English speaking world, dating back to 1609. Led by the Curatorial Team, this exclusive private experience offers the opportunity to view some of the College’s fascinating collections in greater depth.

Private tours of the Collections are available throughout the year, subject to availability.

Previous group requests for tailored tours have included:

– Medieval Art History (vestments, sculpture, paintings)

– Ecclesiastical Decorative Arts (vestments, plate, sculpture, stained glass)

– Stonyhurst’s Portraiture and Prints

– Architecture and Historic Interiors

– English Recusancy and the Reformation

– Early Printed and Rare Books

– Charles Waterton and Natural History

Please note, that with due notice, tours can be tailored to specific interests.


  • £20.00 per person. Maximum group number of 12.

For school or university groups, please contact the Assistant Curator, Joe Reed, by emailing

To Book

Please contact a member of the Events Team on 01254 827014 or email

Please note that due to the nature of a Grade I listed building, no disabled access is provided and the tour route incorporates access to different levels using stairs. Limited seating available.