WELCOME TO WALLINGFORD MUSEUM
- where local history comes to life! -
Wallingford Museum is a colourful, delightfully intimate and family friendly local history museum, housed on two floors of this medieval oak-beamed building in the heart of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, a Thames-side town founded in the tenth century by Alfred the Great. From the Museum's windows, you can see the remains of the great ramparts of Alfred's planned town.
Inside, the attractions include:
- The Wallingford Story, a SIGHT & SOUND experience – a walk through time from the Romans and Saxons to the Civil War, including a miniature re-creation of Wallingford's huge royal Castle, accompanied by an audio tour included free with your ticket.
- a Victorian Street Scene with walk-in Shop, Pub, Workshop & Workhouse peepshow
- special features on the River Thames, models of Wallingford Bridge and Thames weirs, Roman burials from Crowmarsh and a detailed scale model of Wallingford Station
- special exhibitions - for information on what's new for 2013 click here
- a Museum Shop with a range of new books on local subjects, a selection of gifts and mementoes with an historical theme, and a wide choice of second-hand books
We suggest you allow at least an hour and a half for your visit. But you can always come back again later provided you keep your ticket!
Check out the other latest Museum News including this year's exhibitions and events by clicking here
For information about The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS), including the 2012 Meetings Programme, click here.
Click here for details of opening hours and admission charges.