Best selling novelist of all time
Dame Agatha Christie, the famous crime novelist, short story writer and playwright lived in Wallingford for over 40 years on the outskirts of the town and died in her Winterbrook House Home in 1976. She is buried in the Churchyard of St. Mary’s in Cholsey where she had worshipped.
Wallingford Museum in the High Street has a permanent Agatha Christie exhibition “At Home with the Queen of Crime” which details her life with archaeologist husband Max Mallowan and extra rarely seen photo’s, memories and letters of the world famous author of her home life in Winterbook.
The Town is unveiling a life-size, bronze statue of Agatha Christie – by figurative sculptor Ben Twiston-Davies – in the Kinecroft on September 9th 2023, with a programme of events over the weekend to celebrate our most famous former resident. Please stay tuned for more details in March.
See and do
- Visit Wallingford Museum, home to the permanent exhibition of Agatha Christie with memorabilia of Agatha and her life in Wallingford. Visit the Wallingford Museum Website for further information.
- Visit the Church in Cholsey where Agatha worshipped and is buried.
- Visit The Corn Exchange, home to Wallingford’s theatre and cinema and where Agatha was Patron of the Sinodun Players and regularly visited to watch theatre performances.
- Take the Agatha Christie trail, guiding you to places with connections to Agatha, including her Winterbrook home and the church in which she is buried.
- Purchase Agatha Christie gifts and souvenirs from our Town Information Centre
Agatha Christie Trail
Learn more about Agatha Christie on our trail which is a five mile circular walk which takes you past places that are connected with Agatha Christie and her life in Wallingford.
Visit our Town Information Centre to pick up the trail guide or download the trail guide to print off.
You can also purchase Agatha Christie gifts, books and souvenirs from our Town Information Centre.
(Please note the trail is cross country and therefore not suitable for wheelchairs and buggies).