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Visiting our museum

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

It is housed in the refurbished lower 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.

The Do Room, on the ground floor, contains a permanent exhibition introducing the breadth of the museum, library, and archival collections, and describes the College's history of acquisition over the centuries.

We are proud to house these remarkable collections and you can learn more about these objects by exploring our latest exhibitions below.

For visitors booking to visit the museum, please note the main exhibition gallery and Historic Libraries are on the first floor of a Grade 1 listed building, only accessible via flights of stairs. Visitors with limited mobility should contact before booking to discuss access.

Stonyhurst Museum Christmas Open Evenings

Stonyhurst’s Award Winning Museum is open for two exclusive events this Christmas. Join us for 'A Night at the Museum' this December.

An Evening Private View, with illustrated talk, glass of wine and canapés will take place on Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th December, 7:00pm - 9:00pm. Take advantage of your last chance to see our two exhibitions before they close, 'Hot Holy Ladies' and 'A Rich and Rare Memorial'.

Limited places- book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are £25 per person.

Academic Research

If you would like to visit Stonyhurst Collections to carry out academic research in the museum, please contact the Curator. If you would like to visit the Archives, please contact the Archives Manager to make an appointment. Click here to contact us.


Stonyhurst Collections accommodate as many school visits as possible during the academic year and can offer sessions on a range of topics. If you are interested in arranging a visit for your class to Stonyhurst, please contact the Curator.

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