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 2019

Exhibitions include:

Once Upon a Time .... the changing face of Wallingford 

There is a special 'Once upon a time'  ... the changing face of Wallingford exhibition about how we connect with times past by exploring Wallingford's history and archaeology. Wherever we live, the familiar surroundings of our houses, our streets and our town, can remind us of the people that came before us, their work and their lives shaping our present and our future. In this engaging journey of discovery throughout the museum, you’ll be invited to share any local knowledge you may have and to reminisce about your own history. Old and young alike can enjoy 'hands on' activities, discovering the secrets of garden archaeology and tracing the passage of time through photographs and objects, all of which reflect the changing face of Wallingford.  This 'Family Friendly' exhibition will run throughout the museum, with a sheet to guide people round with a number of  'hands on' things for children.

Our exhibitions for 2019 also include:

Wallingford Castle - The inside story

The Wallingford Story

At home with the Queen of Crime - Agatha Christie

Midsomer Murders Display