Outside Events

These are NON-WLHG events that readers may find of interest.


Windsor Castle

Saturday, 29 Jun 2019  11:00 – 16:00

Free with standard entry ticket  –  Children / Families

QUEEN VICTORIA’S SKETCHBOOK – ACTIVITY

Queen Victoria was a keen amateur artist throughout her life, often reaching for her sketchbook to capture a likeness of people close to her. Following Victoria’s lead, come and make a miniature portrait of someone close to you.


Saturday, 6 Jul 2019  11:00 – 16:00

Every Saturday in July ( 6 Jul 2019 –  27 Jul 2019)

Free with standard entry ticket  –  Children / Families

Discover all the life of the garden, from colourful blooms to creepy crawlies, as recorded by gardener and artist Alexander Marshal over 300 years ago. Create your own floral masterpiece based on Marshal’s book of flowers.


Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

Daily (Thursday, 1 Aug 2019 – Monday, 30 Sep 2019)

For FULL details, prices, and restrictions, please visit the booking page HERE

Join a Conquer the Tower Tour to climb the 200 steps to the top of Windsor Castle’s iconic Round Tower. From a height of 65.5 metres, you can enjoy breathtaking views across the historic Windsor parkland, the Thames Valley, London skyline as well as the extent of Windsor Castle.
The Castle covers an area of 5.3 hectares, you will see:

the Lower Ward, including the medieval St George’s Chapel which was recently the location of the weddings of HRH Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle, and HRH Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank.

the Middle Ward, built around the original Norman motte and crowned by the Round Tower.

the Upper Ward, containing the State Apartments and Royal Apartments arranged around the Quadrangle.

The view to the south is dominated by the spectacular five-kilometre Long Walk, created by Charles II. This tour will also give you a close view of the Castle’s 15-metre flagpole, which flies the Royal Standard when The Queen is in residence and the Union Flag when Her Majesty is away from Windsor.

Tours run at regular intervals 10:15 – 15:40 each day. Please arrive at the Castle 45 minutes before your tour time. If you book a 10:15 tour, please arrive at 09:30 and inform the Warden on the Admission Gate.


Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

Daily (Thursday, 1 Aug 2019 – Saturday, 31 Aug 2019)

Excl dates: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019, Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019, Thursday, 29 Aug 2019, Friday, 30 Aug 2019

Timings vary – please see booking page HERE

Free with standard entry ticket

Attend our season of exciting summer activities.

Try on some shining armour, meet a mail armour expert or make a sparkling Garter star to wear as you explore the home of Britain’s oldest and most senior band of knights.


 

Tuesday, 8 October, 18:30–20:00

£15.00, concessions £13.50

Recording Raphael: Prince Albert’s Visionary Project

 

One of Prince Albert’s great projects was creating a visual survey of every known work of art by or after Raphael, from the smallest drawing to the largest fresco, documented through photography and prints. In this special evening event, Royal Collection Trust curators will display and discuss examples from Prince Albert’s extraordinary collection.


Tuesday, 15 October, 18:30–20:00

£15.00, concessions £13.50

Queen Victoria’s railways

The importance of the railway for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert is marked by the two railway lines to Windsor Castle, each with their own station, which are still in use today. In an evening with architectural historian Steven Brindle, visitors will learn more about the profound impact of the railway on Windsor and across Victorian Britain as a whole.

 



U3A Local History

Mon July 29th

Windsor’s Unprotected Heritage – Alison Logan
The group meets at the Methodist Church Hall, Alma Road, Windsor, SL4 3HH.
Talks begin at 14:30
No need to book. Entry £3.00


Windsor and Eton Society

Offer an event to celebrate the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Tuesday 27th August in Holy Trinity Church

The details of this event will be posted on the WESOC website as soon as they become available.