The newly opened Old Chapel Museum is 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

The museum will be open to members of the public on limited dates throughout the academic year:

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Wednesday 24th July 2019

Wednesday 31st July 2019

Wednesday 7th August 2019

Wednesday 14th August 2019

Wednesday 21st August 2019



  • Open between 10.00am and 3.00pm
  • £5.00 entry – No pre booking required
  • Café facilities are not available on museum open days.

To Book

No pre booking required for Museum Open Days.

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.