The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS) once again are offering their popular guided walks programme. Led by an expert guide you will gain insights into Wallingford’s fascinating history. Joining a walk is easy, they are run every Saturday morning until the end of September. Meet up under the Town Hall, no booking required, £10 per person, cash please.

This year, the Museum has opened with two new special exhibitions :-

Mammoths to Modern: the unfolding story of Wallingfords Landscape.

This special exhibition presents the exciting emerging evidence of what lies beneath our feet in the vicinity of Wallingford. The gradual development of the town has given opportunities for archaeology to reveal the fascinating story of the people who have lived here over thousands of years before us.

Axe-heads to Agatha: a history of metal-casting in Wallingford

This exhibition traces evidence of local metal-working through the centuries, from coin-making and medieval blacksmithing, to modern foundries. It features especially a superb collection of photographs of the working Walter Wilder iron foundry in Crowmarsh shortly before it closed in 1992.

A third exhibition features and celebrates 100 years of firefighting in Wallingford, then as well there are new displays and old favourites like our  “archaeological” sandpits for our younger visitors.

We also have a guided trail of activities for families, from quirky quizzes to making mammoths.

Looking forward, watch out for details of the Museum’s contribution to the national Festival of Archaeology, on Saturday July 20th. Another family programme of archeological discovery is being planned!

The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society for the 2024 talks programme.

8 May (Weds) 

Peter Adamson:   'A Town Called Wallingford'