About the museum

The museum is online even more right now as the museum space is currently closed.

For all enquiries, please contact: museum@rbwm.gov.uk or phone 01628 685686.

You can also follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Our museum can be found on the ground floor of Windsor’s Guildhall. Our accredited museum is part of Libraries and Resident Service in the borough, and is supported by the Friends of Windsor & Royal Borough Museum and a team of very enthusiastic volunteers.

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 her Majesty the Queen in the Guildhall in 2011. We also have displays at Windsor library, Dedworth library, Maidenhead library, Maidenhead Town Hall and Boyn Grove library.

What can you discover?

  • The audio experience featuring stories of local people from the past and present.
  • Displays featuring objects related to early settlers, military and aeronautical history, working life and childhood.
  • Themed temporary exhibitions about the history and rich culture of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
  • A guided tour of the historic Guildhall,  including the Borough's collection of portraits of the British monarchy Guided tours of the Corn Market and the streets surrounding the Guildhall
  • For more on our collection and what we currently have on display see 'Our Exhibitions'

What we do - our museum collection goes further than just our exhibitions

We promote and improve access to heritage and the arts in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and we have been working on some great projects over the years.

Our collection online

We have a museum collection of over 13,000 objects and growing.We have digitised 200 objects which are now available online and we want to digitise another 2,000 objects by the end of 2019.

Having the collection viewable online will enhance what we have in the museum and how it represents the history of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. We are excited to see how the collection will be enjoyed by a wider audience and we will be developing future projects using our digitised objects.

For King and Country

We worked on researching and recording the WW1 history in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead with roadshows in our local communities, school visits and working with a large number of volunteers to gather and record our WW1 memorials. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Our team continues to work on adding information to our pages about those who lost their lives in the Great War.

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