Standing on a corner of old sunken roads close by the churchyard in the village of Uffington, this tiny and unusual museum has an interesting history. It is housed in the schoolroom that featured in Thomas Hughes’ book ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’.
The Museum explains the history and archaeology of the area, including the world-famous Uffington White Horse, illustrates the village’s connections with Thomas Hughes and his famous books, and also the time that the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, spent living in Uffington with his family. It continues to record the changes in village life through the decades.
Part of the Museum is arranged to show how it would have appeared when operating as a school in Victorian times.
Each year we have a Gallery Exhibition which documents one aspect of Uffington’s history.
For 2017 we will be marking the 400th anniversary of the Museum’s home, the Old Schoolroom, which was commissioned by Thomas Saunders in 1617.
The Museum is open from 2 pm to 5 pm every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of October.
Group visits or visits for research purposes can be arranged at other times.
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone our Curator, Karen Pilcher, on 01367 820978.