Tom Brown's School Museum
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Tom Brown's School Museum

Tom Brown's School Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 29, 2024
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The museum is open every weekend and bank holiday from Easter until the end of October 2.00pm - 5.00 pm. Midweek group visits can be arranged privately by contacting the curator.
Duration: < 1 hour
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Alana I
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Had a really lovely time exploring the history of Uffington at the museum - there was so much to explore for a museum of the size and I feel I came out having a really comprehensive knowledge of the area. Pam the curator was absolutely amazing and incredibly knowledgeable as well as really generous giving a really lovely tour. Would recommend to anyone passing by as worth your time!
Written 3 July 2022
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Victoria S
3 contributions
Feb 2022
This small but charming museum tells the history of the Vale, including its literary heritage, the rural economy of the area and local history all in a beautiful C17th school room. Well worth a visit.
Written 21 March 2022
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MandyB2662
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
This excellent museum is a little gem in this idyllic village
Well worth a visit to take you back to yesteryear
Written 3 August 2019
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Thank you for your review & lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 4 August 2019
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Kelly
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
We stopped here to show a friend the museum as we live near by and wanted to show them this Little gem!!
Being a history geek it's so interesting.
It's not entertainment for young children!
Once your children are at an age they can understand the value of what Tom Browns School history is all about it's worth the drive.
The lady we spoke to was a volunteer and I can honestly say it was an absolute pleasure to meet her, her energy and wonderful personality was so refreshing she was super passionate about all the information she told us and we left very happy indeed so Thank you very much.
Written 4 June 2019
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Thank you so much for a lovely review & for the feedback on our volunteers.
Written 6 June 2019
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Dolemite600
Leamington Spa, UK465 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
You have to park outside the church. It is just around the corner. Concentrates on the local history of the area, from prehistoric times up to modernish times. Quite small and compact. You have just the right amount of information and exhibits to make it interesting without being overwhelmed with too much information. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Written 22 October 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a small village museum run entirely on volunteers so your comments are very much appreciated.
Written 24 October 2018
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FovantHighFlyer
Salisbury, UK20 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
A very knowledgable guide is available to explain what is what and how schooling was carried out in the 1800s. There are also many interesting documents relating to local people and events, such as John Betjemen and Thomas Hughes.
Written 9 January 2018
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Thank you for your review & for visiting our village museum. The mock up Victorian schoolroom continues for 2018 together with our new temporary exhibition honouring the local men that served in WW1.
Written 17 January 2018
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thebusphoebeandme
Worcester, UK86 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
Closed now for the rest of the year, but interesting short visit spent chatting with the well informed curator who gave me some useful tips about places to visit. This was the school where the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays was educated.
Written 31 October 2017
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Mike_5447
Faringdon, UK34 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Quaint little museum concentrating on local history and, of course, Uffington's two most famous sons - John Betjeman and Thomas Hughes the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays which was set in this very museum. Knowledgeable and willing volunteers on hand to answer questions and help guide you round. Limited opening hours and closed November - March but open during these winter months by arrangement with the curator.
Written 30 October 2017
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556garyj
Oxford, UK25 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
How fitting that this 400-year old building continues to be a place of education. This tiny museum houses interesting and informative exhibitions of the history of the building itself, fascinating local archaeology and Uffington's surprising literary connections. The displays have been skilfully curated, making this museum well worth a visit. Why not combine it with a visit to White Horse Hill?
Written 10 October 2017
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jimjob58
3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Spent a lovely afternoon visiting the museum and was met by a friendly lady volunteer who was very knowledgeable. The museum is full of history with great displays about the school and local area. Definitely worth a visit and a walk around this charming village. The local church next door was an added bonus, especially as they were serving tea and cakes on the day we visited. What's not to like!
Written 6 August 2017
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Thank you so much for your review & for the comments in our visitors book! We are a very small museum & appreciate such positive feedback.
Written 8 August 2017
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TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL MUSEUM: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Tom Brown's School Museum is open:
  • Sat - Sun 14:00 - 17:00