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 'Once upon a time ...... the changing face of Wallingford' where you can dip into Wallingford's history, through aerial photos, archaeology, artefacts and archives.

Festival Walks

Thirdly, on Friday 4th September and Sunday 6th September, there are two Guided Walks 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.

On Friday you can join an history walk around Wallingford Castle (unsuitable for dogs!) at 4pm, starting from Wallingford Museum and lasting about 2 hours. Immerse yourself in the town's fascinating local history!

On Sunday, you are invited to take a gentle stroll around our lovely historic town, ably led by a member of The Wallingford Historical & Archaeological Society. Meet for the walk at Wallingford Museum at 11am, and be back by 1pm.

These two walks are FREE (donations really appreciated!), but they would also be an excellent opportunity to combine with a visit to the Museum to see our exhibitions

NEW SPECIAL OFFER: you may wish to join our regular Saturday Town Walk (11am from Town Hall). This is a general walk covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders'. This will appeal to residents and visitors alike. There is a charge of £5, but for BunkFest a voucher will be issued to provide you with the opportunity to also visit the Museum on Saturday or Sunday.