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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Wonderful Feedback

Wonderful Feedback

We love getting feedback from our visitors & when it is as wonderful as this one we recieved last week it makes all the staff & volunteers so happy to know our hard work paid off. “Hello, my grandson came to a Tuesday children’s activity day at the museum. He enjoyed peg loom weaving so much he asked his father to help make a loom and has been doing all summer” It’s lovely to see our young visitors learning...

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Digital Journalism Internship: Student blog post

We’ve been working with students from King Alfred’s Academy and asking them to write blog posts to encourage young people to visit us: “Hello everybody, the Wantage museum is a great place to learn about history, formation of land near the white horse and so much more. It has a great recreation of old Wantage including the house of John Ormond, a Arbeys clothes shop and more, visit to find out more. You can find out so much...

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Knit, Knot & Natter

Knit, Knot & Natter

Our friendly Knit, Knot & Natter group meet every 3rd Friday of the month at 1.30pm in the Museum Cafe. New faces are always welcome. Bring along your own project of just come and buy a coffee and a piece of cake and see what others are working on! It’s a great way to get inspired and to pick up tips and tuition in crafts such as knitting, weaving and crochet.

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Walking for Health

Walking for Health

Thursdays 10am. Walking for Health sets off from the museum on Thursday mornings and returns to the museum after the walk – for a coffee and a chat! Ask at the museum reception desk for the organiser’s contact details.

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