Exhibition Dates

Monday, 20th September 2021 to Thursday, 23rd September 2021

and Monday, 27th September 2021 to Wednesday, 29th September 2021

Venue: The Porter's Lodge, Eton College (For entrance to the Verey Gallery)

Food has been sourced, prepared, cooked and served to the boys and staff of Eton College from its foundation in 1440 until the present day. Eton has the second-oldest working kitchen in England, and College Kitchen and College Hall have been operating for the purpose of placing meals on the tables in the same spaces for over 500 years. This exhibition examines and illustrates the serving of food at Eton through the centuries using objects and records from the College Collections.

Ticket Price: Free (Booking required)

You may have to provide evidence of a negative Covid lateral flow test 24 hours before your visit, and to complete a short Covid related questionnaire on arrival at the Porter’s Lodge. These additional requirements will be confirmed with you at least three weeks before your visit.

Entry is via timed ticket at half hour intervals:

10am – 10.30am, 10.30am – 11am, 11am – 11.30am, 11.30am – 12pm


Exhibition Dates

               19 September - 3 October 2021

Venue: Brewhouse Yard, Eton College

This trail of Eton’s three museums and the Verey Gallery will highlight fascinating objects relating to food and drink spanning over 4,000 years of history.

Pick up your guide in the Museum of Eton Life, where you can view an Edwardian boy’s room set up for ‘mess’ and then explore the current exhibition in the Verey Gallery, Six Centuries of Food and Dining at Eton College. In the Natural History Museum, discover more about food chains in the animal kingdom before heading over to the Museum of Antiquities to see examples of pre-Columbian, ancient Greek and Egyptian drinking vessels and even a piece of ancient Egyptian bread!

Dates: Sunday 19th September, Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3rd October

Times: 2.30pm – 5pm

Venue: Pick up your trail guide in the Museum of Eton Life (at the end of Baldwin’s Shore, off Eton High Street)

Ticket Price: Free (No ticket required)

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