Sandhurst Historical Tours

Experience over 200 years of history and culture

Although the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is an enclosed establishment, hundreds of visitors are welcomed each year on historical tours organised by the Sandhurst Trust.

Immerse yourself in the history of this unique establishment, recognisable around the world where  officer training has continued, unbroken since 1812. Stand in rooms where many statesmen and rulers have trained including our future King, HRH Prince of Wales, Winston Churchill and current King Abdullah II of Jordan. Learn about key military figures whose names adorn the Prestige rooms in Old College including the Duke of Wellington and 1st Duke of Marlborough.

Tours take place throughout the year and are led by experienced tour guides, all ex-Military who share their extensive knowledge on the history of the Academy and its buildings.

Typical tours last 3 hours, giving visitors plenty of time to take in the history of the buildings and rooms. Tours can now include a visit to the new Queen Elizabeth II statue that was installed in 2022 to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

General Public Tours

Tours take place on set days of the year to accommodate individuals and small groups (less than 8). 

Booking now open for the following tours:

  • Thursday 2nd February 2023 commencing at 1000 hrs
  • Wednesday 1st March 2023 commencing at 1000 hrs

Further tours will be added for 2023 very soon.  Please monitor the website for updates.

Group Tours

Our standard tour typically lasts around 3 hours and includes visits to the main Prestige Rooms of Old College including the Indian Army Memorial Room, Wellington Room, the History Room, and the Old College Grand Entrance. Also included are the two chapels on site – The Royal Memorial Chapel and Roman Catholic Chapel.

Bespoke Tour

As above with the option to cover specific areas of interest, such as artwork.

Please be advised that group and bespoke tours, MUST be booked in advance with at least 3 weeks notice. 

Prices and How to book

Price per person -  £25.00 (includes refreshments and a historical guidebook)

10% discount is offered for groups of over 20 guests.

As a military site, security is of the utmost importance and therefore booking can only be made direct with our events team.  For more information and to request a tour please email Louise Martin on eventscoord@sandhursttrust.org.

Old College Steps

Grand Entrance

IAMR

History Room

Wellington Room

Sandhurst Trust Shop

Royal Memorial Chapel

Roman Catholic Chapel

Queen Elizabeth II Statue

Important Information

All tours must be pre-booked, and visitors must bring photo ID (passport, driving licence, etc) when visiting the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Those with limited mobility are welcome on the tours, but please be aware that Old College is an old building and there is only one disabled entrance and uneven flagstones throughout. Access to the Roman Catholic Chapel is via a flight of stairs so may be unsuitable for some guests.

Sandhurst is a military training establishment thus must give training and other military activities the highest priorities. There is accordingly a small risk of disruption and/or cancellation to visits due to changes in the Academy’s programme therefore, Sandhurst Trust reserve the right to change or even cancel the tour if a military requirement should arise that makes this necessary.

Before you leave 

As the official charity of Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, our range of historical tours enable us to generate revenue to assist in maintaining the heritage of this amazing site. So, thank you to all past and future tour groups for helping us continue with our work.

A Guided Tour of RMAS Sandhurst: A Very British Tradition courtesy of Sarah Nash, Archaeology Travel

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