Thank You!

Thank You!

We would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone that came & enjoyed our Stone Age Rocks! Day on Tuesday 14th February. It was a big success & we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! We were very lucky to have James Dilley from Ancient Craft UK here giving demonstrations of flint knapping & fire starting as well as all the fascinating items he bought along for us to see. Our army of volunteers rose to the challenge once again,...

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A young visitors feedback

A young visitors feedback

Today (Thurs 5th Jan) we had a very special visitor in the Museum, Adam who is 9 years old came to work with our Curator so he could see what it is like to be a curator for a day! While he was here we let him loose in the Museum to explore and he has very kindly made a fabulous poster of all his favorite bits in the Museum, we loved it so much we wanted to share it with...

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New Menu

New Menu

The Museum Cafe has a new look menu. All the usual favourites are still there but we have added a few new items. We also have some new daily specials so don’t forget to check the specials board in the cafe. All our food and drinks are available for take...

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Friends of the Museum

Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Vale and Downland Museum & Visitor Centre is an independent group with charitable status which supports all aspects of the museum’s work. Regular visitors to the Museum may have noticed that the Museum’s Curator has been improving the displays in the Galleries over the past few months & there are a lot more improvements still to come. These improvements couldn’t happen without the support of the...

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John Betjeman Bust

John Betjeman Bust

Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman lived in Wantage for many years with his wife Penelope & their children. He is fondly remembered in the town & here at the Museum we are very lucky to have been chosen for the site of a new bust of Mr Betjeman. Sunday 28th August 2016 would have been John’s 110th birthday so to celebrate the event we had a grand unveiling of the bust with some very special guests, Martin Jennings the artist came to...

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