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Summer Holiday Family Fun

Wallingford Museum has a series of mini-challenges during the summer holidays, and a special 'Mystery Day' !
By popular request, these are interactive family friendly events.

Our mini-challenges will be spread over five weeks, with a new challenge each week. Just drop in during our usual opening hours - you will need about 30 minutes to complete the challenge.
Each challenge runs from Tuesday to Sunday, starting Tuesday 30 July and ending Sunday 1 September, with the following themes:-
1 Hunt the Dragons
2 Solve the Picture Puzzles
3 Get the Emojis
4 Solve the Word Puzzles
5 Read the Runes
Complete three challenges over 3 weeks to win a prize from the museum shop, (one entry per person)!

Our 'Mystery Day' is an Experiment Day on Sat 17 August!
Have you ever wondered how things used to work? This is your chance to try writing in hieroglyphics, spinning wool, making a magnetic compass and other simple experiments and games. Just drop into the Museum any time between 11am and 4pm to have some fun experimenting!

Entry is by Museum ticket at the door - £5 per adult (which gives unlimited entry until 30 November) but accompanied children are FREE.

AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEKEND in Wallingford and Cholsey
Breaking news for your diary .... Friday 6th to Sunday 8th Sept

This year’s Agatha Christie Weekend is looking to be bigger and better than ever before!
This is a joint initiative by Wallingford Museum and Cholsey 1000 Plus.

Main events summary:
  •     Science Oxford's CSI Forensic Challenge
  •     Celebrity talk: 'Murder Most Flowery: Agatha Christie's Use of Horticulture in the Creation and Solving of Whodunits' by Ruth Brompton-Charlesworth Ph.D. FLS.
Exhibitions: 'At home with the Queen of Crime' at Wallingford Museum, and an 'A is for Agatha' art exhibition in Cholsey Old School, The heritage Cholsey & Wallingford Railway will be running trains linking town and village
  •     Agatha Christie Trail walks
  •     Guided history walks and themed walks around Wallingford, and Cholsey churchyard.
  •     View the Town treasures and partake in an afternoon vintage style tea in the Town Hall

As the Weekend is all organised by volunteers, we would very much welcome any help. It should be fun and Judy Dewey looks forward to hearing from you! (tel: 01491-651127).

Please come and join us for a fabulous weekend of celebrations for the life and works of our internationally acclaimed local author!

Further details, and how to book, will be posted online.

Wallingford Museum @ BunkFest

Wallingford Museum has three special offers for the town’s BunkFest:-

Firstly, extended Opening Hours ..... Tuesday to Friday 2pm - 5pm, Saturday 10.30am - 5pm, Sunday 10.30am - 5pm

Secondly, special admission prices ...... Between Friday 30th Aug and Sunday 1st 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.

Thirdly, on Friday 30th August and Sunday 1st September, there are two Guided Walks ably led by a member of The Wallingford Historical & Archaeological Society.

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. 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.

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