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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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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Make-Lace Mondays

Make-Lace Mondays

Your chance to learn a traditional and all absorbing craft! Free drop -in sessions run by Wantage Lacemakers on the 2nd Monday in the month and every Monday during the Wantage Summer Festival.   Buy a tea or coffee from the coffee shop and have a go at bobbin lace-making. Try-out boards will be available so there is no need to have your own equipment. Experienced lace-makers are also very welcome – just turn up and bring your own project with...

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