Vale and Downland Museum
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Vale and Downland Museum
Vale and Downland Museum
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Vale and Downland Museum is located in Oxfordshire
Vale and Downland Museum
Location in Oxfordshire
Established1958; 61 years ago (1958)
LocationWantage, Oxfordshire, England
Coordinates51°35?17?N 1°25?41?W / 51.588047°N 1.428090°W / 51.588047; -1.428090
TypeMuseum of Local Culture and History
Visitors53,000[1]
DirectorJulia Reynolds
CuratorSuzie Tilbury
Public transit accessS8 & S9 buses from Oxford and Abingdon
32A & X32 buses from Didcot
Websitewantage-museum.com

The Vale and Downland Museum is a local museum in the market town of Wantage, Oxfordshire, England. Its galleries present the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse region around Wantage. There is a Victorian kitchen, Iron Age skeleton and a bust of Sir John Betjeman amongst its attractions, along with a cafe serving homemade food. During school holidays there are several themed days, most of which are 'entry by donation'. The museum also acts as a community hub holding a weekly Women's Institute market, several book groups and various drawing, knitting and needlework classes. The museum is located in the Old Surgery, Church Street, in the centre of the town.[2] The museum has around 1,500 books, pamphlets and periodicals in its library.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Visit Us". Wantage-museum.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Vale and Downland Museum". Culture24.org. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Vale and Downland Museum Wantage". Wantage-museum.com. Retrieved 2016.

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Coordinates: 51°35?16?N 1°25?42?W / 51.58778°N 1.42833°W / 51.58778; -1.42833


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