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Charlbury Museum

West Oxfordshire


Charlbury Museum, Corner House, Market Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PN

Tel: 01608 810656

Charlbury Museum


Charlbury Museum is an independent museum, run entirely by volunteers. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. There is plenty here to interest both adults and children.

The contents include: blacksmith’s forge; glove-making tools; penny-farthing bicycle; watchmaker’s tools; helmets and gasmasks; Victorian costumes; old shop and inn signs; farm tools.

There is a large collection of photographs of Charlbury, and its people at work and play in years gone by. There are also some records of births and deaths, if you are researching your family tree.

The Museum is situated next to the Corner House, Market Street, in the centre of the town.

This year's special exhibition is devoted to the work of the well-known Charlbury stone-mason, lay preacher and local historian John Kibble (1865 - 1951), who also built the fountain on the Playing Close. It will include examples of his carving, a collection of his masonry tools which has recently been donated to the Museum, and original copies of his books, such as Charming Charlbury. The Museum has been greatly helped in setting up this exhibition by Tony Cooper of Finstock, who has made a special study of Kibble's life and work.

It is open from April to the end of September on Saturdays 10 to 12 a.m., Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. and at other times by arrangement with the Curator, Celia Faulkner, 01608 810656;Jennifer Bartlett, Tel 01608 810312; or Ron Prew, Tel: 01608 810060

Admission £1
Accompanied children free



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Children accompanied
  • Max group size - 12
  • Min group size - 1

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


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