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Public Opening Times

Guided public tours for interested individuals start on 22 March 2013 and continue until 27 October 2013.

Tour Options 2013

The College will be closed to visitors on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time.

There are two tours only for the general public: 14.00 & 15.15 (last entry 15.15).

School groups can only be accepted during Eton College's holidays. Please refer to the table below.

Opening Times 2013

18 February - 21 March 10.30 - 16.30 Pre-booked groups
22 March - 16 April 10.30 - 16.30 Daily (Holidays) (Closed Good Friday 29 March)
17 April - 28 May 13.30 - 16.30 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays (Closed 29 May)
30 May - 2 June 10.30 - 16.30 Daily (Holidays)
3 June - 28 June 13.30 - 16.30 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
29 June - 3 September 10.30 - 16.30 Daily (Holidays) (Closed 4 September)
5 September - 20 October 13.30 - 16.30 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
21 October - 27 October 10.30 - 16.30 Daily (Holidays)
28 October - 16 November   Pre-Booked Adult Groups Only

School parties are only admitted during the school holidays highlighted in red.

Public tours for interested individuals are at 14.00 and 15.15 each day during the holidays and on Wednesdays, Fridays and the weekends on the dates stated above.


Casual Visitors

Short guided tours for individuals, of around an hour in duration, are arranged at 14.00 and 15.15 on some Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and daily during Eton College's holidays (please refer to the table above). The tour rates remain the same as the group's short tour mentioned below: £7.50 and £6.50 for seniors and children under 14. Tickets can be purchased from the Eton College Visitor Centre, a cream coloured building with blue railings, on Eton High Street, which is open a few minutes before each tour.



Group Prices 2013

Short Tour:1 hour Per head
Accompanied under 8's Free
School Children (8 - 14) £6.50
Students (15 plus) £7.50
Teachers (one per pre-booked group of 15 free) Free
Additional Adults (accompanying school parties) £7.50
Extended Tour: 1 hour 45 minutes (not suitable for children) £11.00
Specialist Tour: 2 hours £13.50


Free entry for serving military personnel and their families, on production of an ID card, on the 14.00 and 15.15 public tours.

Payment may be made by cash, cheque or credit card; cheques made payable to Eton College Services Ltd.. please.


  • All visits to Eton College are guided.
  • Food and drink must not be consumed within the precincts of the College.
  • Photography is allowed, but not in College Chapel or the Museum of Eton Life.
  • It is essential for the smooth operation of the daily schedule that the party arrives on time.
  • Unforeseen circumstances may sometimes necessitate the cancellation of tours or the closure of parts of the College without prior notice.
  • Also see Security Information for visitors.

Eton College, founded in 1440 by King Henry VI, is one of the oldest schools in the country. Its historic buildings are an integral part of the national heritage and it is with great pleasure that we invite visitors to experience and share the beauty and traditions of the College. We would ask visitors, however, to recognise the fact that this is a residential academic establishment and not primarily a tourist attraction, and to respect the privacy of those who live and work here.

Main Public Visits page 

Further details of Tours

Information about the Eton College Visitor Centre and Gift Shop