The Friends of the Vale & Downland Museum is an independent charity which supports all aspects of the museum’s work.

If you wish to support the work of the Friends, please obtain an application form from the Museum, or download one from the Friends’ website at

We welcome you to join more than 100 Friends of the Museum. Your membership subscription supports the Museum, and is a great way to learn more about the local history of the Vale of the White Horse. You’ll also enjoy discounted tickets for trips, talks, and other events organised by the Friends.

Annual Membership Fees:
• £6.50 for an individual
• £10.00 for a family

We have a permanent selection of good quality second-hand books and a monthly second-hand book stall which raise money for projects related to the museum. Other fund-raising activities include outings and talks.

If you require information or have questions please email the Secretary of the Friends, [email protected], or use the contact form on the website at