Alfie Meets..

Alfie Meets..

New Alfie Meets sessions for 2018 start on Monday February 26th 10.30am – 11.15am. Other dates 26th March, 30th April, 21st May, & 25th June. Join Alfie Bear as he meets different objects & people from Wantage past and present. This is an under 5’s session, primarily aimed at ages 3-5 but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so please book in advance.

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Art Courses at the Museum

Art Courses at the Museum

Local artist Vicky Vergou will once again starting a new round of art classes in the Museum. All of Vicky’s courses have proved very popular in the past and we are so pleased they will be continuing in 2018! There will be four courses in total two drawing courses & two watercolour courses. All details are below. Drawing Course 1 – Composition, line, shape, form and tone inspired by the great masters of drawing. Landscape...

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Anglo Saxon Skeleton

Anglo Saxon Skeleton

Today was the day everyone here at the Museum has been looking forward to for a long time, our resident Anglo Saxon skeleton has been moved to her new home! All thanks to the Friends of the Vale & Downland Museum, we were able to purchase a brand new state of the art display case especially for our skeleton. Those of you that have visited the Museum before will remember our skeleton in a fairly small display case which meant she was not able...

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Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

As many of you know we were very lucky to be shortlisted in the top 10 of the Kids In Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2017. On Monday 2nd October our Curator Suzie, Learning & Access Officer Mel and Cafe Supervisor Julie all travelled to London for the awards ceremony at the historic May Fair Hotel. Kids In Museums received over 700 nominations for this years award from families and Museums, which was then whittled down to the final top...

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