Museum News

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

 

 MUSEUM OPENING 22ND JUNE!

 

The Wallingford Castle model will be 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.  

The  shop  - subject to Covid 19 restrictions - is now open from Friday and Saturday. 

Much is happening  behind the scenes!

 

 

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 will be on sale £10 each - cash only please. 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’

 

The High Steward, Ken Lester, will make the presentation at the beginning of our TWHAS virtual meeting on: Wednesday 10 February, at 8.00pm

 

This is a very great honour, particularly as it is only the second time this new award has been given. It was due to be announced in spring last year, but because of the Covid Lockdown it was decided to postpone the declaration and presentation until there could be a proper public ceremony in the autumn.

 

As that also proved impossible, the High Steward has now announced the award and arranged to make a ‘virtual’ presentation at our meeting on 10 February. We hope lots of you will be able to attend!

 

The actual award (to be engraved each year with the name of the holder) will be on permanent display in the Town Regalia case in the Town Hall for all to see.

 

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 today, 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 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.