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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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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