Tom Brown’s School Museum
Standing on a corner of old sunken roads close by the churchyard in the village of Uffington, this tiny and unusual museum has an interesting history. It is housed in the 400 year-old schoolroom that featured in Thomas Hughes’ book ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’.
The Museum explains the history and archaeology of the area, including the world-famous Uffington White Horse, and has mementoes of Thomas Hughes and the late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, who lived in Uffington.
We have a varied collection of artefacts, documents, photographs, books, maps, records and press cuttings that relate to Uffington. The history of Uffington’s first schoolroom is itself fascinating, and we have things to interest and entertain our child visitors.
A section of the Museum is dedicated to books relating to the local area, and we have a large collection of old photographs. On our computer and touchscreen systems you can see presentations, watch films of local events, and listen to oral histories.
Open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday from Easter to the end of October. Admission is free.
At the junction of Broad Street and Fernham Road, Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7 7RA