Wallingford Museum

A brilliant bit of History in a gorgeous medieval building


Wallingford Museum is a colourful, delightfully intimate and family friendly local history museum.  It is housed on two floors of a medieval oak-beamed building in the heart of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, a Thames-side town founded in the ninth century by Alfred the Great.

From the Museum's windows, you can see the remains of the great ramparts of Alfred's planned town.

exhibitions for 2018

Exhibitions include:

Treasures with Tales

There's been a great response to the public appeal for the loan of 'Treasures with Tales' for the new 2018 exhibition opening on 1st March at Wallingford Museum. The volunteers are delighted to have had a wide variety of fascinating objects brought in, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant  - or just beautiful! Visitors are able to follow the 'Treasures Trail' and discover these things for themselves throughout the museum. Each will have its own 'tale' displayed and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The treasures are woven in amongst our other exhibitions which include not only the story of Wallingford's Saxon origins, its great Royal castle, the town's links with Agatha Christie, but also updates on the recent archaeology that is being uncovered by new developments around the town. 

Wallingford Castle - The inside story

The Wallingford Story

At home with the Queen of Crime - Agatha Christie

Midsomer Murders Display