Wallingford Museum



High Street, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0DB

Tel: 01491 835065

Wallingford Museum


Attractions include:-

The Wallingford Story, a SIGHT & SOUND experience – a walk through time from the Romans and Saxons to the Civil War, including a miniature re-creation of Wallingford's huge royal Castle, accompanied by an audio tour included free with your ticket.

A Victorian Street Scene with walk-in Shop, Pub, Workshop & Workhouse peepshow

Special features on the River Thames, models of Wallingford Bridge and Thames weirs, Roman burials from Crowmarsh and a detailed scale model of Wallingford Station

Special exhibitions always changing, including Agatha Christie -  for information on what's new  visit website

Fun things for children - including  much loved 'smelly, feely' drawers and archaeology sandpits

A Museum Shop with a range of new books on local subjects, a selection of gifts and mementoes with an historical theme, and a wide choice of second-hand books

We suggest you allow at least an hour and a half for your visit.

The museum will open from June 22 this year,  please check our website for details.

When first opening (COVID precautions) the museum may only be opening the ground floor, this situation will be kept under review.

New Model of Wallingford’s Royal Castle.

Wallingford Museum’s dedicated team of researchers have worked with architectural model maker, Ben Taggart, to create a 1:300 scale model (1.5m x1.6m) of Wallingford’s royal castle as it may have been in the mid-14th century. 

This amazing collaboration has drawn on15 years of research, unravelling the castle’s history, using archaeology, geophysical surveys, LiDAR, maps, and the transcription, translation and analysis of many documentary records. The culmination of all this research is this magnificent model of the castle at the height of its power, in the 1330s, set in the context of the north-east quarter of the town.
Accompanying displays will present the story of the research documentary and archaeological – that informed the layout of the model and how it was beautifully created for the museum.

Ben Taggart of Model Houses creates house portraits and scale models of homes and historical buildings.

Please visit website for daily opening times 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£5.00 per ticket
Child ticketFree
Group Rate (10 - 50 persons)£4.00 per ticket

This ticket will give you unlimited access to the Museum for the whole season.
Your ticket includes a free audio tour to the Wallingford Story.
Sadly, for legal reasons we cannot admit any unaccompanied children



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Wallingford is situated on the River Thames on the A329 Shillingford - Reading road and the A4130 Didcot - Henley. It is easily reached via the A34 from the M4 (junction 13) or from the M40 (junction 9) or via the A329 from the M40 junction 7. It is about 20 minutes from Oxford, 15 minutes from Henley and 30 minutes from Reading. The Museum is near the centre of the town, opposite the open space called The Kinecroft. There is parking for up to 2 hours at the nearby Waitrose car-park - alternatively the town's long-stay car-park is just a few metres further away in Goldsmith's Lane, well worth it if you want to make a day of your visit to this historic and fascinating town.  

Public Transport Directions

Find Wallingford Museum by Train There is a half-hourly train service (hourly on Sundays) to Cholsey Station from Oxford, Didcot, Reading and London Paddington. Cholsey is two miles from Wallingford. On certain weekends, the heritage Cholsey & Wallingford Railway operates trains (often steam-hauled) to Wallingford. See their website, www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.comfor details. Thames Travel operates an hourly Monday-Saturday service from Cholsey to Wallingford Market Place (136) - see details at Thames Travel - Oxfordshire and Berkshire Bus service. Alternatively, you can buy an integrated ticket for rail travel to Reading Station and then by X39 or X40 bus to Wallingford. This service operates seven days a week (including evenings and all day Sunday). Train times are available at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Find Wallingford Museum by Bus Thames Travel operates a comprehensive range of regular bus services to Wallingford from Abingdon, Benson, Berinsfield, Brightwell, Cholsey, Dorchester-on-Thames, Goring, Henley, Nettlebed, Oxford, Reading, Watlington and Witney. See latest timetables at Thames Travel - Oxfordshire and Berkshire Bus service. 


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021

Opening Times

Open (23 June 2021 - 30 Nov 2021)

* We regret that because of the historic nature of the building, access to the upper galleries may not be possible for people with mobility problems. However, there is flat-floor access to all ground floor areas.
Visitors who are unable to access the upper galleries will be offered free entry to the Museum and the opportunity to view a video of the permanent 'Wallingford Story' display with audio.
Also, accompanying carers will be offered free entry.
We can provide limited on-site disabled parking

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