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.
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).
Agatha Christie Day - Saturday 11th September 2021
In Wallingford Museum – FREE!
You can visit the Agatha Christie exhibition in the museum
Have a go at a special Agatha Christie Quiz
See all the other lovely exhibits, including the new model of Wallingford Castle
You can also join one of the Museum’s special guided Agatha Christie walks:
10.30, 12.00, 2.30, 4.00: each starting from the Museum
The Museum’s expert guides will take you round the town to ‘Discover Wallingford as Agatha Christie would have known it’. The walks will begin from Wallingford Museum in the High Street and last about an hour. Reserve a place via the museum website, £10 per adult, children free. www.wallingfordmuseum.org.uk
Please pay at museum on the day.
You can also visit Agatha Christie’s grave in Cholsey
St Mary’s Church, Cholsey, is where Agatha Christie worshipped and chose to be buried in the churchyard. The church will be open during the day and you can meet a guide there who will be able to answer any questions about her connections with Cholsey.
It is a short drive or bus ride from Wallingford, or a 2½ mile country walk (guiding leaflets available in the Wallingford Museum and Town Information Centre).