Plan your visit

The Museum is open from 2pm to 5pm each Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter until the end of October. There is no charge for admission during normal opening hours.

Our Curator will be pleased to arrange visits at other times for parties or for special research. To enquire about that please email museum@uffington.net

Find us


Our address is Tom Brown's School Museum, Broad Street, Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7 7RA.

The Museum is about 50 metres along the road from the church at the junction of Broad Street and the Fernham Road. You can park on the road outside the church.

If you have your own transport the area is easily approached from the west and north via the A420 Swindon to Oxford road, from the east via Wantage, and from the M4 via Wantage. Follow the road signs for Uffington.

Alternatively the minor road from Lambourn to Kingston Lisle offers a route with delightful views, and crosses the Ridgeway and passes the Blowing Stone. At Kingston Lisle follow the signs for Uffington.

Public transport


On Saturdays, the X47 bus service operated by Ridgeway Coaches runs between Wantage and Swindon via Uffington, with three services each way.

At present there are no bus services in the Uffington area on Sundays.

(There is a Monday to Saturday bus service between Faringdon and Wantage, but its route is 3 miles from Uffington. The timetable is here: RH 67 bus service. )

The nearest railway station is Swindon. Train times can be obtained here National Rail Enquiries.

Keen walkers could visit Uffington while walking the Ridgeway, which passes within 3 km of the village. The National Trails office has a very informative site about the ancient path.

Facilities

Because of the size of the museum, we are unable to provide refreshments or toilet facilities ourselves, but on Saturdays there is a Vintage Tea Room at Uffington's Memorial Hall and on summer Sunday afternoons there are cream teas at St Mary's Church, next door to the Museum.

Uffington's pub, the Fox and Hounds, is open from 11 am to 11 pm on Saturdays and noon to 10.30 pm on Sundays.

Uffington's Post Office and General Stores, now adjacent to the Memorial Hall, is open every day. The uffington.net web site shows their opening hours: Uffington shops and services

Other pubs in nearby villages are

Wantage and Faringdon each have a full range of local services.

Disabled access

Inside the Museum, most of the displays, the computer for visitor use, and the Museum archives are on the ground floor. The annual gallery exhibition is on a mezzanine floor which is reached by a flight of stairs.

Because of the age and position of the Museum building, people who are using wheelchairs or who have difficulty climbing steps will need assistance to get to the entrance. Between the road and the Museum there are two steps and a sloping grass path. The Museum doorway is 74 cm wide at its narrowest point.

We are keen to help all our visitors enjoy the Museum. If you think you will need assistance during your visit please let us know in advance so that we can make someone available to help.

 

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