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Wallingford Museum is now open with new exhibitions for this year, majoring on the two main national events of 2012 - the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics.

This year’s 'Royal Wallingford' exhibition presents the history of the town’s royal connections, beginning with King Alfred and ending with Queen Elizabeth II. You can bring back nostalgic memories of the last 60 royal years through pictures and objects and delve into the past glories of royal residents – Kings, Queens and Princes who spent time living here, or being entertained as honoured guests or even as prisoners!

Centrepiece exhibits are the chair used by an Oxfordshire peer at the Coronation of George VI in 1937, and the coronet worn by a local peer at the Queen's coronation in 1953. Also on display is the 1955 scrapbook of the 800th Anniversary celebrations of the granting of the Charter. You can listen to the speech made by the young Queen Elizabeth II from the balcony of Wallingford Town Hall, recorded during her visit to the town in 1956.

Agatha Christie – sometimes known as the 'Queen of Crime' – also features in an exhibition which includes rarely seen photographs of her at her home in Winterbrook. More details at

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