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’ which was commissioned by Thomas Saunders in 1617.
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 special Exhibition to explain one aspect of Uffington’s history.
The Museum is usually open from Easter to October every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from 2pm to 5pm but due to Coronavirus this is not possible due to the size of the building & a number of our volunteers shielding.
We will however be able to open privately for groups of up to 4 people from the same household or bubble subject to COVID guidelines & a donation to the museum. Please contact the curator at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a convenient time & date. Please follow us on Facebook to be kept up to date with any changes.
Group visits or visits for research purposes can be arranged at other times.
You can contact us by email at email@example.com or phone our Curator, Karen Pilcher, on 01367 820978.