Events 2021

Events Calendar 2022 - Diary Dates 

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Drop Ins - Missed out on our popular making medieval style tiles? We have a drop in on 4 August, at the Museum,

2- 4 pm. 

Another Drop - in Poly Printing - an introduction to printing, painting patterns and designs from the museum collections on display, using polystyrene prints.  11th August 2 - 4 pm 


Come and have a go! Great for Arts Award Discover as well, sign up on the day. (see information below as well please)

Big Art Day Saturday 20 August 

Creative workshops will be bringing us a Big Art day. Their specialist artist will be working with families to create a large recycled sculpture of a medieval noblewoman which we will decorate then display in the museum. Maybe she is a lady of high status, perhaps even a princess who might have once lived in or visited Wallingford Castle in the 14th century. As well as the sculpture, children will be able to make and decorate their own castles, or puppets of Kings, Queens, Knights and horses to take home. Lots of exciting materials will be available for you to use for your creations.

This is a drop in event and all ages are welcome.

20th August 1100 - 1600 Free event for museum admission ticket holders. Normal museum admission rates apply.

This event is also one of the art activities planned for those children taking part in Wallingford Museum's Arts Award Discover.  Please see below for more information on the Arts Award. 


Special FREE CASTLE and TOWN Walks to coincide with BunkFest  

Agatha Christie Weekend September 9 - 11

Friday 9 to Sunday 11 September 2022
It is good to have the Agatha Christie Weekend back again this year.
We begin in Wallingford Museum on the Friday night at 7.30pm, with a ‘Who Dunnit’ challenge. Use clues to find your way around the Museum’s nooks and crannies, as well as its fascinating exhibits, to learn more about Agatha Christie while detecting the answers that will solve the murder! Museum Admission £5 Otherwise free to season ticket holders and TWHAS Members. Please reserve a place using our  contact form . Places are limited. We will confirm your booking.    Finish Approximately 9.30.

On Saturday, 10 September take a guided walk along the Agatha Christie Trail, starting at Wallingford Museum at 10am and finishing at Cholsey’s St. Mary’s Church, where Agatha Christie and her husband, Max Mallowan, are buried. No booking required.

Cost £10 

Please note you will have to plan your own return trip back to Wallingford. 

On Saturday evening 10 September don’t miss the great Murder Mystery Dinner at
Cholsey Great Hall. The setting is a wedding reception, so please feel free to dress up!
‘You are cordially invited to the impending Wedding of Lady Mary Campbell to her
betrothed, Jamie Lamont. The Father of the Bride requires you to bear witness…and keep
the naughty groom in check, strictly no fighting. Everyone’s a suspect – can you solve the
There will be a delicious three-course dinner provided by The Little Artichoke, and a
licensed bar will be available. Places are selling fast (£40), so be sure to book your tickets
On Sunday, there’s a guided Walk around Wallingford, taking in some of the town’s historic sites and buildings, as well as its Agatha Christie and Midsummer Murders connections! Starts from under the Town Hall at 11am. No booking required. Cost £10

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Fabulous Fossils Saturday 24 September 
Oxford Geology Trust and Wallingford Museum 

‘Fabulous Fossils’ at Wallingford Museum
Family Fun Activity: Handle fossils from Oxfordshire and around the world with the Oxfordshire Geology Trust
Saturday 24th September  11 - 1pm or 2 - 4pm 

•  Make your own Dino-Mask and colour dinosaur pictures
•  Handle dinosaur teeth, claws and bones!
•  £2 ‘Lucky dip’ for a 60 to 300 million year old fossil!
•  Bring along your own fossils for our experts to identify
•  See and handle fossils from Oxfordshire Geology Trust

Booking - Normal Admission of £5 to the Museum and children free. Otherwise this event is FREE 

Donations WELCOME! This is a bookable drop in workshop. To attend please book for 11 - 1 pm or the 2 - 4 pm workshop although you can drop in at any time period. Numbers 20 children per workshop, with accompanying adults please.  Children must be accompanied at all times.

Suitable for ages 5 +

To book please complete the   contact form   providing contact details, and numbers of children and adults in your party with your preferred drop in time. We will acknowledge your request. Thank you


Arts Award Discover 

We are going to offer the Arts Award Discover at Wallingford Museum, starting on the 23 July at the Family Archaeology Day. Arts Award is both a certificate and an award. Taking part is creative and fun and a great way to find out about Wallingford Museum and our local history and archaeology. To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences. Along the way they will find different types of arts in Wallingford Museum, take part in museum arts activities, research local artists and makers and share their discoveries. Our Big Art day on 20 August will also be part of the programme but also open to everyone.  More information

Please drop me a note using the  contact form  to let me know you if are interested in Arts Award and want to know more. Suitable for 5 +.  Children will need to be accompanied please.  

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