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Tom Brown's School Museum

Situated in the heart of the village close to the 12th century St Mary's Church in the village of Uffington, this tiny and unusual museum has an interesting history. Thomas Hughes was born in Uffington and wrote the famous book ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’ which…

Situated in the heart of the village close to the 12th century St Mary's Church in the village of Uffington, this tiny and unusual museum has an interesting history. Thomas Hughes was born in Uffington and wrote the famous book ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’ which features the Old Schoolroom which now houses the museum. The building was founded 400 years ago by Thomas Saunders as a school for 12 'worthy boys' and became a museum in 1984.

The permanent exhibition explains the history and archaeology of the area including the world-famous Uffington White Horse and has displays on Thomas Saunders and Thomas Hughes together with John Betjeman who lived in the village for over 10 years. There is also a mock Victorian schoolroom which shows what schooling was like in the late 19th/early 20th century.

Every year the temporary exhibition is updated with an element of local history - previous displays have celebrated 400 years of education in Uffington and the commemoration of 20 local men who lost their lives in WWI.

Entry to the museum is free, however donations are welcomed as all activities are undertaken by volunteers. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Karen Pilcher
Contact Position
Curator
Telephone
01367 820978
E-mail
museum@uffington.net
Website
http://museum.uffington.net/
https://www.facebook.com/UffingtonMuseum/

Where to go

Address
Tom Browns School Museum
Broad Street
Uffington
Faringdon
Oxfordshire
Postcode
SN7 7RA

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open from Easter Saturday to end of October
Time of day
Afternoon
Session Information
Weekends & Bank Holiday Monday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Group visits are welcomed out of hours for a small donation. Please contact the curator to arrange.

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
0.00 Negotiable
Details

Free entry to the museum

Additional Information

Providing services to
Children
Young people
Adults
Older people

Last checked on 04/11/2018

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