School Life

Verrio Tours

Verrio Tours offer an opportunity to tour the School’s magnificent buildings, to visit the museum, watch the School Band (weather permitting/term time) and take a full historical tour of Christ’s Hospital with the pupils.

A highlight of the tour is the massive eighty-six foot long painting by Antonio Verrio situated in Dining Hall that commemorates the foundation of the Royal Mathematical School in 1673. Known, simply, as The Verrio, it has been a dominant feature in the Dining Hall at Horsham and its two predecessor Great Halls in London for 320 years and, along with an extensive collection of the Hospital’s greatest servants and benefactors, has long watched over generations of pupils and staff as they dined.

Tours are available on Thursdays; by prior arrangement only.

For further information and to book a tour please contact Laura Kidner  on 01403 247692 or email:

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