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 three 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; 'Pettits: past to present' exhibition giving a history of Wallingford's department store; 'Ways to Wallingford' describes how Wallingford has been an important crossing point on the Thames since the Saxon times, and in addition to looking at how the routes evolved and improved it covers the many uses of transport, including the importance of RAF Benson which was established just before the Second World War.

Festival Walk

Thirdly, on Sunday 3rd Sept, 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 this year's special exhibitions and to learn the latest local research about Agatha Christie.

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

Late news: "Celebrating Agatha Christie Weekend" - Friday 8th - Sunday 10th September 2017

This year’s Agatha Christie Weekend is looking to be bigger and better than ever before! Discover the real life of world-renowned author Agatha Christie in the ancient town of Wallingford and its neighbouring parish of Cholsey, where she lived quietly as 'Mrs Mallowan' from 1934 until her death in 1976 and wrote many of her novels.