Thurlough O’Carolan

Thurlough O’Carolan

Join us in the Museum to find out how a peasant farmer’s blind son became Ireland’s National Composer. This talk is accompanied by live music then followed by a home made cream tea in the Museum Cafe. Tickets £6 per person, available from the Museum reception. Please book in advance.

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An Evening of Gothic Tales

An Evening of Gothic Tales

Watch ghost tales performed by Bill Jestico and Margaret Bateman. Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies then join Mike Whit for a guided ghost talk around Wantage. Tuesday 30th January. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £8 per person and are available now from the Museum. Please book in advance to avoid...

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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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Christmas Crafts & Gifts

Christmas Crafts & Gifts

If you are looking for unique gifts this Christmas then come along to our Christmas Crafts & Gifts Exhibition. All items are locally produced by artists & crafts people. You will be sure to find something unique for everyone. Tuesday 21st November til Saturday 6th January* Free admission Museum opening times are Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 4pm *the Museum will be closed 23rd Dec – 2nd Jan

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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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