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Dear Friends

With the Thames Room in the library now to be a cafe on a permanent basis, we have considered other venues for our meetings.

A strong contender is Dedworth Library which has a function room large enough for our needs, tea making facilities and plenty of car parking. I have already made initial enquiries and  the response was positive. It may well be therefore that future talks will take place there. The next Newsletter will give full details.

Best wishes


Malcolm Lock

Chair, Friends of Windsor & Royal Borough Museum

The Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum supports the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum at
Windsor Guildhall, High Street, Windsor SL4 1LR
Phone no. 01628 685686

Nearest car parks: River Street and Victoria Street

Opening hours:
Mondays: Closed, except to booked school groups
Bank Holiday Mondays: 12 noon - 4pm
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
Sundays: 12 noon - 4pm

Free to Advantage Card holders, Borough residents, Members of Armed Forces, employees with ID and Friends of the Museum
Adults: £2.00
Concessions: £1.00
Children aged 12-17: £1.00
Children under 12: Free 

Bronze Age Jewellery at Windsor Museum

Bronze Age Gold

Come along and see these beautiful finds from 3,000 years ago, including small gold rings made between 1300 and 1150BC from Celtic gold.

These items were purchased with the help of funding from The V&A, The Headley Trust for Archaeology and The Friends of the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum.

Windsor Footsteps

Take a walking tour of Windsor with your mobile

Listen to a history of twelve sites in the town.

Dial 020 7098 7050, and when prompted, enter the number of the building you want to know the history of.......and enjoy!

  1. Windsor Royal Station
  2. Harte & Garter Hotel
  3. Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  4. Market Cross House
  5. The Guildhall
  6. Engine House
  7. Masonic Hall
  8. Air Mail Post Box
  9. 13 High Street – Leapfrog
  10. Parish Church of St John the Baptist
  11. HSBC
  12. Breakneck Alley (Goswell Hill)

Windsor Footsteps is now live and leaflets are available at many places in the town. These include the Windsor Information Centre in the Central Station. The leaflet includes a map showing the location of each of the historic sites that are covered. The scripts were written for people standing in front of the site but you can also dial and listen from your own landline telephone anywhere in the world. From abroad dial +44 20 7098 7050

Windsor Footsteps is written and recorded by members of The Friends and sponsored by ComXo

Beyond the Castle Walls

This Heritage Lottery Funded project celebrates the history of Windsor and the surrounding areas.

The Oral History project aims to record 50 interviews and excerpts can be heard at a new listening post in the Spring.
If you know of anyone who would like to record their memories, or want to know more about this project, please contact us on 01753 743950.

Hosting kindly provided by Meirhosting

Current Display At Windsor Library
Our New community cabinet features Maidenhead Operatic Society

Puzzles, Quizzes & Colouring

Windsor and Eton Express 1812-1830 The Charles Knight Years

Windsor and Eton Express 1812-1830 The Charles Knight Years
This book was written to celebrate 200 years since the first edition of the newspaper was published. It tells the story of the founders, Charles Knight and his son, also Charles, and looks at the world, and the town of Windsor through the articles in the newspaper during the period.

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Friends of the Windsor and Royal Borough Museum is a Registered Charity No.1115540