Tolsey Museum, Burford


Opened in 1960 at The Tolsey, the 16th Century market house, the Tolsey Museum illustrates Burford's social and industrial past.

The museum is based at The Tolsey, the 16th Century market house where traders came to pay tolls for the use of market facilities, and where the borough court met.

The Tolsey Museum opened in 1960 and illustrates Burford's social and industrial past.

Exhibits of particular interest include the decorated charter from Henry VII granting Burford a fair. There is also a doll’s house that is modelled on the Great House in Witney Street portraying Regency high society.

Historical objects with a known Burford connection, ranging from rope-making tools to a boxwood clarinet, have helped to build an illustration of local life.

The museum is open from the beginning of April until the end of October, Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, from 2pm to 5pm. The museum is staffed by volunteers so occasionally staff shortages or illness prevent it from opening.

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The Tolsey, High Street, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4QU


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