Museum & Exhibitions

Our museum

The Museum is a modern display space with state-of-the-art facilities, showcasing a representative sample of the College’s remarkable and wide-ranging Collections.

It is housed in the refurbished ground floor of a former College chapel. The College recorded its first acquisition in 1609 - a stunning 15th century cope and chasuble commissioned by Henry VII for royal occasions in Westminster Abbey. Since then, the museum collections have expanded significantly and cover a wide variety of periods and cultures. At the core of the collections are substantial holdings of English Catholic material culture dating from the late mediaeval period onwards, salvaged from destruction in the English Reformation and sent to the College for safekeeping throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Important donations from Jesuit missionaries, former pupils and parents, from 1800 to the present day, have substantially broadened the range of artefacts held in the museum collections.

We have held a number of exhibitions containing our artefacts and you can learn more by clicking the buttons below.

 

Online Exhibitions

Our online exhibitions are in collaboration with the British Jesuit Province

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