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The Vale and Downland Museum is located in the busy market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire, UK. The museum has been nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of community partnership. The range of services is very broad ranging, from galleries...more
All reviews well worth a visit white horse local history cakes local area all ages interactive displays model railway half term hot chocolate great place to visit high quality brass rubbing gift shop children and adults air base any age
The Museum is a valuable asset for those living in or visiting the Vale of the White Horse, offering varied insights of life in the area from the time of the Anglo-Saxon settlements (King Alfred the Great of Wessex was born in Wantage) to the...More
Date of experience: December 2018
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Vale and Downla... M, Receptionist at Vale & Downland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Thank you for leaving a great review.
I'm so pleased to hear you enjoy everything the museum has to offer.
Thanks for visiting.
This is a lovely museum. Much bigger than you think from the outside and full to the top with great things to do and see. Make sure you give yourself time for a cream tea as well. Great scones. I was lucky enough to be...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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Vale and Downla... M, Front Office Manager at Vale & Downland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review.
I am so pleased to hear you not only enjoyed the afternoon talk and cream tea but also the rest of the Museum.
It is wonderful to hear such lovely comments about our...More
This museum is absolutely incredible. They have delicious food- the chocolate cake is to die for! In addition, the museum itself is so diverse, from a Saxon skeleton to an F1 car! They also do some unexpected events for teens, like debates and concerts. It's...More
Date of experience: August 2018
Reception M, Receptionist at Vale & Downland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018
Thank you for your great review! We are very pleased to hear you enjoy the museum.
We regularly visit the Museum, and can happily spend a few hours working our way round. My children (9 and 2) love finding the toy rats, going in the stocks, brass rubbing and of course the lovely model train.
It's always a pleasure to visit...More
Date of experience: August 2018
Reception M, Receptionist at Vale & Downland Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review!
We are happy to hear you and your children enjoy visiting the Museum and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
Response from Vale and Downla... M | Property representative |
Hi Albert, unfortunately we do not have any parking on site but there are a number of car parks not far from the Museum, the closest is at the Beacon where there is 2 hours free parking this is only a couple of minutes walk... More
Hi Albert, unfortunately we do not have any parking on site but there are a number of car parks not far from the Museum, the closest is at the Beacon where there is 2 hours free parking this is only a couple of minutes walk away, there is parking in the Market Square but this is limited to 30 minutes, alternatively you can park at either Sainsbury's or Waitrose which is then a short walk of around 5 minutes to the Museum.