Charlbury Museum

Summary:

Run entirely by volunteers, Charlbury Museum is one of the finest small museums in Oxfordshire with five rooms crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town.
Charlbury Museum
One of the finest small museums in Oxfordshire, this independent museum is run entirely by volunteers.

Charlbury Museum's five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town. Focusing on Charlbury's traditional crafts and industries, it includes exhibits given or lent by residents of Charlbury and the surrounding villages.

Exhibits include a blacksmith's forge, glove-making tools, a penny-farthing bicycle, helmets and gasmasks, Victorian costumes and old shop and inn signs.

There is also a large collection of photographs of Charlbury and its people at work and play in years gone by.

There is also a special exhibition on a changing theme every year and the 2014 exhibition focuses on Charlbury in 1914, and the local men who went to fight in the First World War, as well as the courageous women who threw themselves into the war effort.

The museum is open from April to the end of September on Saturdays from 10am to noon, and Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Admission is £1 with accompanied children free.

More Information

Address:

Market Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3PN

Telephone:

01993 810656

Website:

www.charlbury.info/community/42

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