Guide to Faringdon & the local area. Discover and enjoy the very best Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds have to offer.

The Vale and Downland Museum is located in the busy market town of Wantage in Oxfordshire, UK (10 miles from Faringdon). The museum has been nationally acclaimed as an outstanding example of community partnership and attracts about 53,000 visitors per year.

The range of services is broad, ranging from galleries interpreting the cultural heritage of the Vale of White Horse region, to a cafe with a delightful terrace and patio garden.

Vale & Downland Museum

Church Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8BL

Admission free | Cafe | Shop

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Standing on a corner of old sunken roads close to the churchyard in the village of Uffington, this tiny and unusual museum has an interesting history. It is housed in the 395 year-old schoolroom that featured in Thomas Hughes’ book ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’.

The Museum explains the history and archaeology of the area, including the world-famous Uffington White Horse, and has mementoes of Thomas Hughes and the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, who lived in Uffington.

Tom Brown's School Museum

Broad Street, Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7 7RA

Admission free

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