Museum News

Our usual opening dates are from March 1 to November 30 but because of the present Covid 19 restrictions the museum opening was delayed this year.

The Museum opened on 22 June 2021.

 

The Wallingford Castle model is now on display on the ground floor of the museum. In the first instance the museum will only open on the ground floor, we hope to fully open the museum as soon as we deem it safe and sensible to do so.  

New! 'Potted history'

Wallingford Museum’s amazing new bone china mug provides its user with a history of Wallingford Castle from its origins, through its medieval magnificence, to its destruction after the Civil War and ultimate designation as a scheduled monument.

The mug has 15 annotated hand drawn pictures, with the scenes and characters inspired by manuscript art, with backgrounds added to reflect the castle story.

 

These mugs are on sale £10 each - Look out for these in the bookshop.  

WALLINGFORD HIGH STEWARD’S AWARD

 

We are delighted to be able to tell you that the 2019-20 Wallingford High Steward’s Award ‘for an outstanding contribution which benefits residents and the community of Wallingford’ has been awarded: ‘To the Volunteers of Wallingford Museum and TWHAS’

This is a very great honour, particularly as it is only the second time this new award has been given.

 

This honour is a very special local appreciation for the work of all our many volunteers in the Museum and TWHAS over 40 plus years.

 

Many of us are able to share this accolade , but we would also like to remember the many who are sadly no longer with us.

 

Most relevant to this award is the work of the late Gerard Latham, who died just over a year ago. For 25 years he organised and supported our Museum volunteer custodians and also led our TWHAS excavations - most notably the 100 Test Pits, completed in October 2019.