Open Days & Guided Tours

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018, the College and gardens will be open to the public for pre-booked historic tours.

Visitors will have the opportunity to see the various chapels and historic rooms within the building. This includes the Great Hall with portraits of the seven former pupils awarded the Victoria Cross, and the table on which Cromwell is reputed to have slept the night before the Battle of Preston in 1648.

The College is also blessed with an awe-inspiring collection of artefacts reaching back to the sixteenth century. Amongst this collection is an Egyptian mummy, Arthur Conan Doyle’s school desk and a collection of historic manuscripts.

The historic guided tour can take up to an hour and a half.

Café facilities and parking are available onsite.

Why not treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Top Refectory, with a glass of prosecco, after your tour of the College? Afternoon tea must be pre-booked in advance.


Adult Tour – £7.50

Concession Tour (over 65s)  – £6.50

Child Tour (under 12) – £5.00

Adult Tour & Afternoon Tea –  £17.50

Concession Tour & Afternoon Tea – £15.00

Child Tour & Afternoon Tea – £12.00

(Free tour for children aged under 5).

To book a guided tour of the College please contact the Events Team to discuss availability.