What did you say?Didn't realise it was so extensive - (Wallingford resident)
The kids loved it - such fun! - (Oxford resident)
A very well planned and laid out museum. One of the most interesting museums I
have visited - (South African visitor)
Haven't been for some time. Great to see changes - new exhibits and other archive
rooms - (Wallingford resident)
These are just a few comments in Wallingford Museum's Visitors Book - visits that
have been appreciated from far-and-wide.
One of our exhibitions this year is the special 'Once upon a time ... the changing
face of Wallingford'.
In this engaging journey of discovery throughout the museum, you are invited to
share any local knowledge you may have and to reminisce about your own history.
Old and young alike can enjoy 'hands on' activities, discovering the secrets of
garden archaeology and tracing the passage of time through photographs and
objects, all of which reflect the changing face of Wallingford.
This 'Family Friendly' exhibition runs throughout the museum, with a sheet to guide
people round with a number of 'hands on' things for children.
Why not complement your visit by joining Wallingford's popular Guided Historic Town
Walks, held on Saturdays starting from the Town Hall at 11am. The Walks are led
by knowledgeable volunteers from Wallingford Museum, last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5
‘Oxfordshire in the British Civil Wars 1642-51’
Stephen Barker will talk to The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society
‘Oxfordshire in the British Civil Wars 1642-51’.
There are few places in the county with no connections to the Civil Wars.
Oxfordshire played a significant part after Oxford became the Royalist capital in late
1642 and the county was on the frontline with parliamentary Buckinghamshire. The
county’s story is that of King Charles, Prince Rupert, Cromwell, Fairfax, Waller as
well as a number of women who played significant parts and whose stories are
being widely told for the first time. Oxfordshire’s story is that of the battles at
Chalgrove and Cropredy; of amazing castles that once stood at Wallingford and
Banbury and of Cromwell’s raids in the Spring of 1645. This presentation will be fully
illustrated, with personal accounts, archaeology and what can be seen today.
Stephen Barker is an independent Heritage Advisor who works with a number of
museums, universities, charities and other heritage organisations to design
exhibitions and make funding applications on their behalf. He is currently working
with the History Faculty, University of Oxford and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire
Museum. Stephen specialises in military history, particularly the First World War and
British Civil Wars.
This talk will be held on Wednesday 12th June, 7.45 for 8pm, at St Mary’s Church,
Visitors (£4) are most welcome.