The Vale and Downland Museum is situated in the bustling market town of Wantage (Oxfordshire, UK) and has lots to offer for a fun, interactive family day out.
Nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of community partnership, the Vale and Downland Museum attracts about 53,000 visitors per year. Offering galleries interpreting the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse, an Artist/Craft Exhibition space a Visitor Information hub, Gift Shop and a excellent Café offering delicious home-made fare.
Throughout the school holidays you can find a variety of ‘family friendly’ activities taking place, along with artists exhibitions, weekly classes and courses (Needlework, drawing, book groups etc) taking place throughout the year.
For details of current activities visit http://www.valeanddownlandmuseum.org.uk
Normal Museum Opening Times
9.30am to 3.45pm – Monday to Saturday
Last admission 3.30pm
Normal Café Opening Times
10am to 3.30pm – Monday to Saturday
Last food orders at 3.15pm
Drinks, Cakes & Ice Cream served till 3.30pm
Entry to the museum is free, but we welcome your donations. The Vale and Downland Museum is a registered charity which relies on donations to keep its doors open.
Vale & Downland Museum
Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 8BL (01235 771447)
(Signposts directing you to the museum can be found as you approach the town via the A417 and also the A338).
19 Church Street