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Vale and Downland Museum

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19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, well set out museum of local history with great activities for children to capture their imagination. Plenty of room for buggies. Well worth a visit - no formal entrance fee but you can make donations.

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Thank 966pamelaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This museum had a great collection of artefacts and displays. The walk around was not onerous and varied. Models were very interesting as was the F1 Williams car on display. There are children's activities upstairs. WRI have a market on the last Friday of the month. The cafe was well priced and the food and drinks were lovely.

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Thank Macduff007
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The Mad Hatters Band, a well-known folk ensemble- presented and played the best known work of the Irish national composer Turlough O' Carolan (Toirdhealbhach Ó Cearbhalláin). The neat little auditorium was packed by folk music fans and applauded enthusiastically at every slide-set and the performance that followed. There was some 'Irish' snacks and beers at the interval. The £6.50 ticket... More 

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Thank Nic Y
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had lunch here, namely a jacket potatoe. Nice salad and a resonable price. Nice environment, and i would definately say come here if you are in wantage. museum not large but interesting. Again do go and visit if your nearby.

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Thank Osric678
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick recce for a potential meeting place for new mums with buggies. Plenty of space available for multiple buggies. Cakes were awesome. Coffee was good. Prices seem to be in the Costa realm. But nothing too high. Didn't have any other food but it looked good on the way past.

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Thank P W
Wantage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

A very interesting museum - for children and adults. Cafe selling good range of food - their hot pudding of the day is worth trying! Family friendly.

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Thank julieann1009
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We have a table booked for about 8 of us oldies every second Wednesday ..Good food at good prices...You can also look around the museum.

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Thank LordMick
Oxford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Very pleasant cafe situated in an interesting museum. Worth spending time looking at the museum which also gives a good idea of rural life in the 19th century. Staffed mainly by volunteers the service is good a friendly with some good home cooked food

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Thank AnnualOxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

We have tried a cooked breakfast everywhere in Wantage and this was the last cafe on the list. Most definitely the best there is in town. The food was perfectly cooked, wasn't greasy and amazing value for money. The coffee was delish too! Don't go visiting this cafe expecting fine dining and extravagance though. It is a simple cafe that... More 

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Thank ClintW182
Balmain, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Set in what was the old Wantage doctors surgery, this museum has been set up with wonderful displays of local history. Don't miss it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Wantage

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?