We are proud to house over 35,000 artefacts and 75,000 historic books in our Museum, of which we create regular exhibitions to bring these objects to life and tell their stories. All exhibitions are in collaboration with the British Jesuit Province.
Upcoming Exhibitions & Events
Princes, Poets and Traitors: the Lives of the Stonyhurst Undergraduates
Although Stonyhurst has long been famous as a school, from the early 19th century until the First World War the College also educated hundreds of university students. These undergraduates, or 'Philosophers' as they were known at Stonyhurst, took degrees under the direction of Jesuit professors (including Gerard Manley Hopkins SJ). Famous students included the VC Aiden Liddell, Poet Laureate Alfred Austin, and Irish revolutionary Joseph Plunkett. This illustrated talk, given by Stonyhurst's Archives Manager, will follow the fascinating lives of some of these Philosophers; stories which are not without scandal, intrigue, tragedy and triumph.
Folio 400: A Summer of Shakespeare
This year is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, and a programme of events and exhibitions are planned around the world to celebrate what is possibly one of the most famous books ever printed. Out of perhaps 750 copies printed in 1623, 235 First Folios are known to remain; one of which, of course, is at Stonyhurst.
This exhibition will be available to the public from July 7th 2023.
The virtual showcase, “How bleedeth burning love”: British Jesuit Province’s Relics of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, presents treasured relics belonging to priests and laypeople martyred for their Roman Catholic faith in England and Wales in the 16th and 17th centuries - and canonised by Pope Paul VI on 25 October 1970.
Hot Holy Ladies
The exhibition examines the lives, circles and works of a selection of influential, educated Catholic women who carried out remarkable acts of creativity and subversion spanning the early Tudor pre-Reformation period into the George IV era of Catholic Emancipation.