Taking a visiting friend to this museum, reminded me of how excellent it is. It gives a real insight into the history of the Vale of the White Horse in general and Wantage in particular. We saw a very well written and presented short Attenborough documentary at the start of our journey through the little museum, which set us up to better appreciate what was to follow.
I'm sure children would like the museum, as there is an opportunity for interaction as well as education. A very helpful mature volunteer walked round with us and gave some personal insights into life in the town.
The museum also lets out gallery space for art exhibitions, and sells books about the local area.
There is an excellent little cafe on-site with very good and reasonably priced freshly produced food such as quiche, baked potatoes with fillings, paninis and sandwiches and soup, also some rather delicious looking cakes. The latte I had was very nice and my friend didn't have to ask for extra hot water for her tea. The cafe was clean and cheerful and there is a small external courtyard for summer use.
Parking is only a short distance away in the Town Hall car park.
I will certainly make a point of visiting the gallery and cafe again and can happily recommend it as a nice place to spend an hour or so.
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