About the museum

A brief history

The museum collection began in 1951, when local man Maitland Underhill decided to create an exhibition about the history of Windsor, as part of the celebrations for the National Festival of Britain. The exhibition proved so popular, it remained on display in the Guildhall until 1982. The Museum was reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Guildhall in 2011.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Royal Windsor Information Centre was relocated to share the space with the museum. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales (then The Earl of Wessex) officially reopened the space in March 2022.

Smaller museum displays can be found at Maidenhead Library, Maidenhead Town Hall, and Cox Green Library.

Visit our website to find out more and explore our collection online.

For King and Country Project

The National Lottery Heritage Fund supported us to research and record the First World War history in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We held roadshows in our local communities, school visits and worked with a large number of volunteers to gather and record First World War memorials. 

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Windsor and Royal Borough Museum
The Guildhall, High Street
Windsor SL4 1LR

Website: http://windsormuseum.org.uk/

Telephone: 01628 685686