Wallingford Museum is a colourful, delightfully intimate and family friendly local history museum, housed on two floors of this medieval oak-beamed building in the heart of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, a Thames-side town founded in the tenth century by Alfred the Great. From the Museum's windows, you can see the remains of the great ramparts of Alfred's planned town.
Wallingford Museum has three special offers for the town’s BunkFest.
Extended Opening Hours
- Tuesday to Friday 2pm - 5pm
- Saturday 10.30am - 5pm
- Sunday 10.30am - 5pm
Special Admission Prices
Secondly, between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd Sept the Museum is offering a special 2-for-1 admission. Two adults can enjoy the Museum for just £5 in total (normally £5 each). Accompanied children are FREE.
As well as the "Wallingford Story" exhibition, and a display about Midsomer Murders (Wallingford is Causton, in the TV series!) there are two new special exhibitions entitled '1066 - William comes to Wallingford!' (find out why William the Conqueror came to Wallingford after the battle to cross the River Thames with his army! But why did he choose Wallingford?), and '300 years of Cartoons' (a spectacular private collection has been brought together to show interesting, and often hilarious examples of the development and use of cartoons from their origins and through the last three centuries). Also see the exhibition “At home with the Queen of Crime” featuring world-renowned author Agatha Christie who lived with her archaeologist husband Max Mallowan in Winterbrook House, Wallingford, from 1934 till her death in 1976. Many of her novels were written there.