The Wellington Tour will explore the Museum of Windsor on September 12, 2014 — we hope you’ll be with us.
The Museum is located on the ground floor of the Windsor Guildhall a building designed by Sir Christopher Wren and built in the 17th Century, though it was originally begun by another architect who died in 1689. Nevertheless, it bears the unmistakable stamp of Wren.
The Museum, on the ground floor, tells the story of the town from earliest evidence of human habitation to the present. Among our favorite displays are the intricate dioramas of Windsor history.
The Museum (website here) was masterminded by our dear departed friend Hester Davenport and her associates. So our visit with the Wellington Tour participants will be bittersweet for Kristine and Victoria who spent time with Hester here several times and knew of her long years of work toward its establishment.
Here are three of our blog posts on the subject of Hester and the Museum.
Hester on the dioramas
The Museum is located on the High Street, almost in the shadow of Windsor Castle. Among its famous neighbors is this Crooked House, photographed frequently!