Special Exhibitions 2022

 

 

 

 

Our special exhibition for 2022 , devised well before the current crisis, traces the fascinating history of Wallingford’s hospitals, caring for the sick in the town from medieval times to the present day. Its portrayal of the challenges of dealing with plague, leprosy, smallpox, scarlet fever and other such outbreaks, as well as more common illness and disabilities, brings the past vividly to light. Ironically, it puts our present troubles in their historic context.

 

Model of Wallingford's Royal Castle

We are now open for our 41st year, our prize exhibit is a wonderful new scale model of Wallingford Castle as it would have looked in the 1330s, set in the context of the north-eastern quarter of the town. Accompanying displays present the story of the research - documentary and archaeological - that informed the layout of the model and how it was beautifully created for us by model-maker Ben Taggart. 

New in 2022 Judy, has now made a short YouTube film to help vsitors orientate themselves in relation to the Castle when looking at the model. Here's the film, 

https://youtu.be/h5D4-DLITdQ

Now come and see the model!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to look at our  events  page as well! 

Judy Dewey, Wallingford Museum's Curator shares her intimate knowledge of Wallingford's magnificent medieval castle. Enjoy!

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 And then we started "rebuilding Wallingford Castle"   ...........

Just Imagine ...........

Now come and see it for yourself. 

Ben Taggart's sneaky preview "Zooming through the many towers to make on the model of Wallingford Castle"

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