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, during BunkFest 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 displays about Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders (Wallingford is Causton, in the TV series!) there are new special exhibitions entitled 'Wallingford Castle - the Inside Story' which presents a closer look at different parts of the Castle as revealed in new documentary research; and ‘Treasures with Tales’, an unusual collection of personal treasures from local people.

Festival Walk

Thirdly, on Sunday 2nd September, you are invited to take a gentle stroll around our lovely historic town, ably led by a member of The Wallingford Historical & Archaeological Society. TWHAS is very active in the town, running the Wallingford Museum, researching the town's history and presenting talks throughout the year.

The walk is FREE (donations never refused!), but it would also be an excellent opportunity to combine it with a visit to the Museum to see our exhibitions.

Meet for the walk at Wallingford Museum at 11am, and be back by 1pm.