|Location||Wantage, Oxfordshire, England|
|Type||Museum of Local Culture and History|
|Public transit access||S8 & S9 buses from Oxford and Abingdon|
32A & X32 buses from Didcot
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. The museum has around 1,500 books, pamphlets and periodicals in its library.
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