The Treasury hosted its annual family, fun day on 19 February, welcoming 247 children and their families. It was a pleasure to see lots of local people from across Winchester and the surrounding villages, many of whom had not visited the school previously.
There was a range of crafts on offer, all with an animal theme: making pom-pom caterpillars and pipe-cleaner spiders, which could jump; paper cat and dog masks; and inventing mythical creatures by combining parts of different animals in a jointed cardboard model. There were also animal-themed word puzzles, colouring and drawing.
The new Children's Treasury Trail was available, encouraging children to explore the museum in search of any horses hiding among the treasures, perhaps left behind from the time when the building was the Warden's stable block. This trail is now available to children visiting the Treasury at any time throughout the year.
Building on the success of the fun days, the school is extending its offer for families in the museum by running a new activity morning during the summer holidays. This means there will be free, dedicated children's activity events three times a year: Kids in Museums in the autumn, the family fun day in the early spring and an acitivity day each August.
Given the tremendous popularity of these free, drop-in events, we plan to extend the activities into the Eccles Room in the future to help accommodate larger numbers. Details of all future events will be posted on our website and shared via social media.
21st May 2020
Looking ahead to the next Treasury exhibition, Dr Griffin considers the work of Sir Thomas Browne (OW), a physician renowned for his close observation of nature.
13th January 2020
The latest exhibition in Treasury looks at Winchester's significant contribution to British Art, particularly that of artists and scholars Rendall, Gleadowe and Clark.
8th January 2020
The stunning collection of Chinese art bequeathed to the school by Major Montagu and Eileen Duberly in honour of their son James, is now available to view online through the development of a new Winchester College Collections Database.
9th September 2019
Celebrated as having the "most beautiful setting" in The Week's Independent Schools Guide 2019, some of those responsible for creating and maintaining this stunning environment write about the challenges and joys of working at the school.
15th August 2019
As part of its commitment to improve access to all, the school has started to run tours for the visually impaired, which are providing a different perspective on many aspects of the school for everyone involved as guides and participants are encouraged to experience the medieval buildings and environment in new ways.
18th June 2019
A beautiful new publication showcases 50 treasures from the school's outstanding collections.
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