~ a selection of comments from our Visitors Book ~
Didn't realise it was so extensive.
BR (Wallingford), Nov 2017
Fascinating story of Wallingford, and lovely friendly welcome.
RB (Cholsey), Nov 2017
Great local museum.
DS (Shillingford), Nov 2017
Haven't been for some time. Great to see changes - new exhibits and other archive rooms.
J & FC (Wallingford), Oct 2017
Very good local history of Wallingford.
PD (Wilts), Oct 2017
Long may Petitts survive and thrive!
PC (Bucks), Oct 2017
The kids loved it - such fun!
IH (Oxford), Sept 2017
A very well planned and laid out museum. Should be better advertised. One of the most interesting museums I have visited.
ES (Port Elizabeth SA), Sept 2017
Very interesting. Some exhibits bring back memories.
TH (Didcot), Sept 2017
Really enjoyed the Agatha Christie exhibition. Now off for a cream tea!
SL & RD (Didcot), Sept 2017
Wonderful museum. Very interesting exhibits and lots of them. Particularly like the 'Rivers' section.
C & GP (River boat on Thames), Sept 2017
Excellent visit. Loved Castle painting.
SW (Benson), Aug 2017
Very interesting. Lots for my grandson to do.
SK (Staines), Aug 2017
Very enjoyable. Smelly drawers very good.
S (Reading), Aug 2017
Brilliant. Well detailed history. Well signed. We have been to many small museums in England and this is one of the best.
T & Z A (Devizes), Aug 2017
I liked doing the quizzes and finding things in the sand.
RW (Wallingford), Aug 2017
A great museum staffed by terrific volunteers.
JM (Western Australia), Aug 2017
Great little collection. Lovely welcome.
B & M T (Oklahoma USA), July 2017
My favourite part was digging in the sand looking for things.
EP (Essex), July 2017
That was the best day ever!
HP & SP (Wallingford), July 2017
A wonderful museum. We shall re-visit many times. The guided Town Walk is a real discovery of a special place.
History Soc (Longworth), July 2017
There are many admirers of Agatha Christie in Russia. I came to London for language courses and was happy to learn that my favourite writer and my favourite TV series Midsomer Murders connected in one town - three hours by train and bus and I'm here. A beautiful town and a wonderful museum. Thanks for the hospitality.
VR (St Petersburg, Russia), July 2017
Very informative - both Castle and Agatha. Very enjoyable.
JJvdL (Netherlands), June 2017
You make Wallingford proud. A wonderful interesting museum.
MW (Lancashire), June 2017
What a great museum. Really enjoyable.
KP (Lancashire), June 2017
Excellent museum - very extensive. A real education.
AH & TF (Co Cork, Ireland), June 2017
History in a nutshell! Informative, interesting, and charming!
BA (Bulgaria), May 2017
Amazing - learnt a lot.
NH (age 9) (Lewknor), May 2017
Very nice and informative.
LB (Wallingford CT USA), May 2017
An excellent and well-organised museum - particularly interesting old shops.
DL (Nottingham), May 2017
What a magnificent museum; so much information; a wonderful resource for school children.
PJ (South Australia), May 2017
Excellent museum! Particularly like the river and transport section.
ML (Harrow), April 2017
Full of surprises.
D & M A, (Washington DC USA), April 2017
Fascinating! Very well done. So much information and a long history.
JB & SH (Vermont USA), April 2017
The sand pit. The school bell.
M & D (Oxford), April 2017
Very nice exhibits. Wonderful!
P & A (Hong Kong), April 2017
" A very lovely exhibition, done with great care. Very nice people. Many thanks. "
JG (Ruhr district, Germany), April 2017
Midsomer and Agatha fans !!
BS & ML (Texas & California USA), April 2017
We liked it very much.
GP (Italy), March 2017
Very interesting. Will visit again.
JP (Wallingford), March 2017
Delightful and quirky.
C & MB (Abingdon), March 2017
Myself and the three young kids loved it. Scared by the monk!
DF (Brightwell), March 2017
Amazing attention to detail from past to more past. Needs another visit.
MV (Crowmarsh), March 2017
Nice museum with loads to see. Really enjoyed the cartoons.
JT (Peterborough), Nov 2016
A wonderful exhibition of cartoons.
D & AF (Didcot), Nov 2016
Terrific. So much to see. Needs several visits.
S & DG (Berks), Nov 2016
A charming, fascinating and endlessly engaging museum - thank you!
AW (Twickenham), Oct 2016
A wonderful museum. The Cartoon display was amazing.
P & RB (Surrey), Oct 2016
Fascinating collection of treasures. Very interactive for children.
BJ (Chinnor), Oct 2016
Very interesting visit, especially about Agatha Christie, and William. Very nice hosts.
JMG (Switzerland), Oct 2016
So informative. Well laid out. A real joy. Thanks.
RL & LW (Maidstone), Sept 2016
R & AB (Alberta, Canada), Sept 2016
A beautiful day tracing the steps of Agatha Christie such a brilliant mind and phenomenal lady. Fantastic museum. Thank you.
CG (London), Sept 2016
What a magical Agatha Christie Weekend. Absolutely amazing. Thank you.
AG (Oxford), Sept 2016
Loved it all, but particularly Agatha.
SS (Wallingford), Sept 2016
William the Conqueror exhibition excellent. Very well laid out.
JW (Thame), Sept 2016
Fabulous history - loved the Cartoons and of course CHRISTIE.
JG (New Zealand), Sept 2016
LH (British West Indies), Sept 2016
Very cosy and nice museum.
BG (Germany), Sept 2016
It was so good, we came back second day in a row! Friendly staff.
BR (Chatham), Aug 2016
Very lovely bits on Agatha Christie. This museum is amazing. Many thanks.
BR (Chatham), Aug 2016
I liked digging in the sand.
BH (Reading), Aug 2016
I really really liked colouring with my friend.
EH (Reading), Aug 2016
Really interesting to learn about my ancestors.
NH (Japan), Aug 2016
Remarkable range (in time) of artefacts covering all of history and pre-history. Fantastic.
JW (Oxford), Aug 2016
Very interesting. Lots of things for kids to do also!
A & OB (Wallingford), July 2016
Absolutely fascinating, especially given our interest in Reading Abbey.
L & JM (Caversham), July 2016
Absolutely a pilgrimage. Lovely ladies at front desk. Thank you.
CMS (Wokingham), July 2016
Very good - most enjoyable and plenty to see. Great job.
JW (Perth, Australia), July 2016
Just moved to area. Great to learn about the history of my new home.
B (Wallingford), July 2016
Excellent museum. Very helpful staff. To be recommended.
MM (Chinnor), July 2016
Loved the Cartoon and Agatha Christie displays.
G & AH (San Antonio), July 2016
Very interesting. Enjoyed the cartoons. Staff very helpful.
J & MH (Suffolk), June 2016
A beautiful museum, much enhanced by the exhibition of cartoons.
DD (Purley), June 2016
Very exciting layout. Creative presentation. I love the time box.
D & CJ (Loughborough), June 2016
What a wonderful museum, on the history of Wallingford, and the cartoon collection is fantastic.
PB (South Africa), June 2016
Superb, interest held in every respect. Could be here all day.
N & JP (Beaconsfield), May 2016
Fantastic for a small museum - so much to see and learn.
B & NC (Essex), May 2016
Lots to see and read in a small place. Very interesting.
R & DS (Glmorgan), May 2016
Absolutely amazing. Loved the digs.
SW (Australia), May 2016
I love it.
AG (Wallingford), April 2016
Fascinating and quirky.
JD (Dorset), April 2016
One of the best displays I have seen.
RR (Australia), April 2016
Thank you for the great experience (minus the scare, haha!). I will be back again.
MC (Singapore), April, 2016
We loved digging in the sand, and the boxes and colouring. Scary too. The little windows.
FD (Mongwell), April 2016
Super good. Fun in the sand.
J & F (Swindon), March 2016
Beautifully presented. Most interesting.
DH (Australia), March 2016
Very interesting exhibition. Particularly enjoyed the cartoons!
D & LW (Cambridge), March 2016
A treasure trove of delights. I learnt so much about so much!
S (La Porta), Nov 2015
What a brilliant museum! So full of fascinating artefacts and the Agatha Christie section is hugely interesting!
H (London), Nov 2015
Thank you for brilliant displays. I hope we can return.
L & TC (Bourne End, Bucks), Nov 2015
Very informative visit. Judy, the Museum Curator, was very good and knowledgeable.
J & A (Norwich), Nov 2015
Excellent visit. Really enjoyed reading about the history of Wallingford castle.
l & T (Wallingford ), Oct 2015
Great. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit, especially the Agatha Christie displays.
A&JD (Slough), Oct 2015
Very interesting. Time well spent.
CB (Wallingford), Oct 2015
Full of interest and well displayed.
MB (Yeovil), Oct 2015
TP (Brazil), Sept 2015
Extremely interesting and marvellous old objects.
H & LG (Penzance), Sept 2015
Very interesting glimpse into the past.
JB (Bolton), Sept 2015
Very interesting, and helpful custodians.
K & DF (Kennington, Oxford), Sept 2015
An excellent museum and beautifully presented. My claim to fame is that in the early 60's I delivered newspapers to Agatha Christie.
PV (Chesterfield), Aug 2015
Came with two children and had a great time. Fantastic museum.
JA (Berks), Aug 2015
So many memories recalled here.
AS (Goring), Aug 2015
Much more to see since we last came many years ago.
A & M DV (Wallingford), Aug 2015
I loved the sand search. Also, the guessing drawer.
WH (Kuwait), Aug 2015
So impressed. So informative. What a pleasure.
EH & SH (Bongaree, Australia), July 2015
Very nice museum!
SM (Vilnius, Lithuania), July 2015
Very well done and lots of detail.
J & MM (Florida, USA), July 2015
Really enjoyed it. Must have been an important place with such an impressive castle.
A & RL (Yorkshire), July 2015
So interesting the history of this museum.
R & E (Oregon, USA), July 2015
Very interesting museum. Learnt a lot about Agatha Christie as well!
S & R (Chiswick), June 2015
Fantastic. Well done.
KW (New Zealand), June 2015
Wonderful museum. Imaginative displays.
CH (Dudley), June 2015
First rate (Agatha Christie) exhibition. Better than the Torquay one!
JC (London), June 2015
An amazing collection of historical artefacts and information. The Lord bless you!
Dallas Garden Club members (Texas, USA), May 2015
Really good quiz after getting my mind in gear.
SP (Wallingford), May 2015
Well laid out and a good selection of interactive and informative history.
JF & BP (Northants), May 2015
A very good, interesting museum. Well thought out and put together.
J & IP (Oregon, USA), May 2015
Excellent. Very interesting and well presented.
J & AS (Atlanta, USA), April 2015
I liked the Castle bit.
LF (Woodley), April 2015
A most interesting experience. Requires further visit to do it justice!
SB (Great Kingshill, Bucks), April 2015
Fantastic museum. Amazing use of space.
VA (Tamworth, Staffs), April 2015
Excellent overview of Wallingford history. So pleased we found you.
JP (Newbury), March 2015
Very good new exhibition.
GE (Wallingford), March 2015
What else should I do on my birthday!!
J & MN (East Hagbourne), March 2015
Really interesting museum, will come again.
JC (Sonning Common), Nov 2014
What a find! A wonderful example of what a museum should be. Small and perfectly formed.
PW (West Sussex), October 2014
Fascinating and moving visit covering so many aspects of the life in Wallingford.
J & NT, October 2014
Very good and very interesting. Displays are excellent.
I & MC (Wareham), October 2014
Walking Thames Path so fascinating to see about river, weirs and bridges.
J & CC (Essex), October 2014
Really lovely museum - very informative and varied. Thank you!
FB & ME (Derby), Sept 2014
Fantastic and lovely staff. Very helpful. Lots to see!
AB (London), August 2014
Magnificent museum! Love the displays - still slightly scared by prisoner though (thank you to whoever made it!).
TC (Sonning Common), August 2014
Een museum met heel veel liefde samengesteld! Heel interessant!
J & TK (Holland), August 2014
Most interesting exhibition, especially enjoyed the Agatha Christie display.
JN (Harwell), August 2014
Fun to see Agatha Christie, Midsomer Murders and WWI exhibits.
CB (California), August 2014
In such a small space you have captured centuries invoking a sense of history and people and place quite astonishing. Thank you so much.
EG (Canada), August 2014
Fantastic entertainment for the children on a wet day. Thank you.
LN (Reading), August 2014
Impressive! We’ll be back.
W (Norwich), July 2014
Great museum. Agatha Christie used to stay at our hotel.
DB & LS (North Walsham), June 2014
Excellent Museum. Great experience for kids!
SR (Ireland), June 2014
Excellent. Should have visited before now. So much in such a small space well presented.
RF (Woodcote), May 2014
It's amazing in the middle of civilisation to find yourself projected in the early history of this wonderful town. It was a fantastic experience. Thank you.
DH (Winterbrook), May 2014
Best history lesson I’ve had. Small in size - huge impact!!
AA (Islington), April 2014
What a find! A lovely museum - we’ll return!
DM (Old Basing), April 2014
What a surprise round every corner. Super.
JH (Milton Keynes), March 2014
Very impressed. U3A Carterton History Group.
WM (Carterton), Nov 2013
Fantastic exhibition, lovely and helpful staff, generally fabulous.
KA (Marston), Nov 2013
Worth more than £4.
SH (Wallingford), Nov 2013
Thank you for hosting a great day for the Abingdon Museum Friends.
SH (Abingdon), Oct 2013
The BEST museum I have ever visited!
Y (Farnham Common), Sept 2013
Superb museum, beautifully and professionally presented.
JH (Hazelmere), Sept 2013
Loved Agatha Christie.
SW (Seattle), Sept 2013
This museum is a credit to Wallingford - many thanks to all involved!
B & A S-H (Henley), August 2013
In 30 years looking g at local museums this is the finest we have seen.
M & V (Essex), August 2013
A great visit - we found a pipe which the helpful volunteers gave some guidance on trying to date! Thank you!
AM (Crowmarsh), August 2013
More has been added to the museum since we were last here. V. interesting. Need a second visit.
P & PB (Goring), August 2013
Great museum - clear presentation and a wealth of history - obviously a lot of hard work and research. Thank you.
AC (Kenilworth), July 2013
Lots of nooks and crannies. It’s possible to get lost!
TP (Sonning Common), July 2013
What a wonderful exhibition of the town. I leave with a greater appreciation of this lovely area.
BD (Sydney), June 2013
Very quirky museum - very interesting, particularly the downstairs area.
M & L Harris, June 2013
Well displayed and described and delighted to find really focused on Wallingford.
S & G Acton (Shropshire), May 2013
Enlightening! A good history lesson. Will return.
GD & DC (Torquay), May 2013
What an engaging and aesthetically pleasing museum you've built! Very impressive, loved it. Many thanks.
EB (Canada), May 2013
Absolutely lovely museum. Fascinated to see the Agatha Christie display. 8 year old loved the commentary tape.
S (London), April 2013
So much to see in such a compact space. Something of interest for all.
LF (Cambridge), April 2013
First visit. Excellent, both content and layout. Especially fascinated by the Agatha Christie section.
CB (Little Brickhill), April 2013
Fascinating! Lots to see so we shall return.
A &SP (Newbury), March 2013
Another brilliant display - well done. Looking forward to a "night at the museum".
R & KL (Wallingford), March 2013
Very informative and well organised but we will need another visit! Thank you.
J & RB (Garsington), October 2012
One of the most beautiful places we have ever seen thank you for your hospitality.
S & SR (Australia), October 2012
Most interesting museum (one of the best I have visited).
HB (Tasmania), October 2012
Fantastic! Things really brought to life. Thanks.
NS (London), Sept 2012
Very impressive and informative, well worth seeing.
JM (Ireland), Sept 2012
Loved the archaeology and was scared of the man in prison! Great museum. Thanks.
D & T families, August 2012
A wonderful museum. Worth taking the time to listen to the recorded commentary.
RO (Caversham), July 2012
Nice, lots of info, liked the skeleton.
JvS (Amsterdam), July 2012
Really enjoyed it, great job of walking us through Wallingford history!
HJ (Indiana, USA), June 2012
Utterly charming. Inspired layout.
LB (Kingston upon Thames), June 2012
The best museum I have visited. Thank you all.
MP (Harrow, Middx), May 2012
Interesting stop in an attempt to walk the river in a flood period.
CB (Italy), May 2012
Agatha Christie exhibit is just wonderful.
JB (London), March 2012
Very nice to revisit such a charming museum. The Social Group loves it.
TBS (Oxford), March 2012
This is a stunning experience. It must be the finest local museum in the UK.
PG (Wallingford), March 2012
I particularly liked to see the reports of the new Burh project in Wallingford and the results of the 'Garden Archaeology'.
AS (High Wycombe), Nov 2011
Excellent! Enjoyed it.
DF (Oregon, USA), Oct 2011
I have so looked forward to visiting this museum and have loved it, so much to see - so beautifully displayed. Will be back - soon!
WT (Thame), Sept 2011
We have learned more about Wallingford today than the 7 years we lived here in the 1960s!
G & G C (Victoria, Australia), Sept 2011
Most informative- great selection of eras, ran out of time! Great book selection too
CP & CR (St Neots), Aug 2011
Thank you - fascinating museum and artefacts. The hands on exhibits are great.
D & B (Vilnius, Lithuania), Aug 2011
We spent nearly two hours here, really enjoyed our visit! (Thank you for your kindness and help with the wheelchair.)
B (Wendover), Aug 2011
Lots of fun - kept the children busy - thank you!
EW (Wallingford), July 2011
Lovely to hear and know a bit more about the wonderful town of Wallingford.
LM (Brazil), July 2011
What a fantastic castle!
SB (Halifax), July 2011
Fantastic display. Very interesting.
CS & KM (Abingdon), July 2011
A real gem of a museum. Thank you.
DM (New Zealand), June 2011
Fascinating - too much to take in one one trip!
F (Maidenhead), June 2011
Very interesting museum. Well set out. Local dig info fascinating.
S (Moray, Scotland), May 2011
A fascinating walk round and certain to return to 'see' more.....
P (Shillngford), May 2011
Very interesting; the children liked it very much too.
FK (Germany), May 2011
Finding objects in the sand. Liked whole museum too. Enjoyed shop reconstruction and train model set.
B&CO (West Drayton), May 2011
Fascinating story of Wallingford, well executed. Must visit again!
BM (Didcot), May 2011
A hidden gem, thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
CW (Burghfield Common), April 2011
Every girl was enthusiastic - thank you for such an interesting opportunity
Guides (Wallingford), March 2011
Fascinating. I have learnt a lot about my new town.
SV (Wallingford), Oct 2010
Lovely museum. Particularly enjoyed Wallingford Story. So comprehensive and informative. Like the hands on exhibits.
Mr & Mrs A (South Wales), Sept 2010
Lived in the area 45 years but first visit to museum - my loss!
RC (Didcot), Sept 2010
Brilliant, best small museum ever, audio tour excellent
RP (USA), Sept 2010
Excellent museum - informative and well displayed
F & T D (Dutch barge), Sept 2010
Excellent museum, well told, good to touch pottery and other artefacts.
Mr & Mrs C (Chinnor), Aug 2010
We found this museum is absolutely interesting.
S&DR (Reading), Aug 2010
Really enjoyed the visit. Audio guide very informative.
JW (Thame), Aug 2010