Thame museum offers a wonderful collection of artefacts, display panels and oral histories, telling the story of this historic town and its people, from Neolithic times to the modern day. It opened in 2007 and is housed in the former old Court House. It is an independent accredited museum staffed entirely by volunteers.
As you enter the museum you will be greeted by Sgt Tom Harris standing at the police desk he would have used when he was at Thame Police Station in the early 20th century.
In the main display gallery stands Jacob, a soldier from the time of the Civil War, replete with his full kit of bedding, eating tools and weapons. Come and see a Victorian perambulator, which was found in a barn and fully restored by museum volunteers. The museum's flagship display has to be the Elizabethan Wall Paintings room. The wall paintings are rare survivors from the time of Queen Elizabeth 1 and have been installed in a setting similar to their original situation in a house in Thame's Upper High Street.
In addition to the permanent galleries, the museum has a programme of entertaining and informative exhibitions and monthly talks. Facilities for local history and family history are also available.
There is also a museum shop which stocks a good range of items of local interest.
Entrance is free. Come along and be entertained, informed and inspired.
|2013 (01/01/2013 - 31/12/2013)|
* The Museum will re-open Saturday 5th January 2013 but only at weekends .
Normal opening hours will resume from February 12th 2013
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