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A Night at the Museum

Wallingford Museum will have a special one-off evening opening at half price (Adults £2.50, accompanied children free as usual), on Friday 26th Oct (6pm to 9pm) offering a chance to see our current exhibitions and also take a look 'behind the scenes' at a time when we are usually closed. You can also find out more about how the museum is run and what opportunities there are to join the team of volunteers!
Stu Darby

Your very last chance to see.....

There is a last chance to see this year’s special exhibition 'Treasures with Tales' at Wallingford Museum, as the Museum closes for the winter on the 30th November, to prepare for new presentations in 2019. There are a wide variety of fascinating objects brought in by residents, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant - or just beautiful ! Visitors are able to follow the 'Treasures Trail' and discover these things for themselves throughout the museum. Each has its own 'tale' displayed and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

New documentary research is revealed in the exhibition 'Wallingford Castle - the Inside Story' which presents a closer look at different parts of the Castle.

There is also the 'Midsomer Murders' display and the growing 'At home with the Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie' where information has been presented that has been learned from several people in the town who came into contact with the famous crime writer.

The Museum is open until 30 November on Tuesdays to Fridays 2.00pm - 5.00pm, and Saturdays 10.30am - 5.00pm.
Judy Dewey

‘Late Saxon and Early Medieval town life in Wallingford: excavations at the Old Waitrose site, St Martin's Street, Wallingford’

Oliver Good (of Cotswold Archaeology) will talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) about the archaeological excavations on the former Waitrose site.

This talk will describe excavations at the Old Waitrose site by Cotswold Archaeology, which uncovered tantalising glimpses of Saxon and Medieval life in Wallingford. Evidence was found of medieval street frontages, with abundant evidence of occupation and economic activity, including multiple refuse and cess pits and wells. Particular interest related to evidence of tanning activity and two Late Saxon timber-lined cellars.

This talk will be held on Wednesday 10th Oct, 7.45 for 8pm, at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford.
Visitors (£4) are most welcome.
Katharine Keats-Rohan

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