The 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 19th December
Wednesday 8th April
Wednesday 15th July
Wednesday 22nd July
Wednesday 29th July
Friday 31st July
Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 12th August
Wednesday 19th August
- Open between 10.00am and 3.00pm
- £5.00 entry – No pre booking required
- Café facilities are not available on museum open days.
No pre booking required for Museum Open Days. Please follow signs to the main College Reception to visit the Old Chapel Museum.
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.