Charlbury Museum

The history of your town, your family, your house, your shop: you will find it at Charlbury Museum, run entirely by volunteers who serve on a sub-committee of the Charlbury Society, founded in 1949.

The Museum is open from Easter to the end of September every weekend, but closes for the winter so that a new exhibition may be prepared. Exciting plans are afoot to return the restored farm wagon to the museum in early 2019, to the room for which funds were raised in 2000/2 from generous donors in the town and elsewhere. Reopening Easter Saturday 20th April 2019.

You can order our WWI book at Cotswold Frames in Market Street or by emailing our Treasurer at The book marks the centenary of the First World War and how Charlbury people served their country. Glover, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor: Charlbury and the First World War, is only £8 per copy. Cheques should be made payable to Charlbury Museum.

To request special visits to the museum, please contact the Curator, Celia Faulkner, 01608 810656 or Janet Jeffs, Tel: 01608 810709. The Curator's email is

Admission £1.00 Accompanied children free

The museum is housed in part of the Corner House in Market Street in the centre of the town (postcode OX7 3PN). Between Easter and September it is open on Saturdays 10.30 am to 12.30 pm (please note changed times in 2018), Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays 2.30 to 4.30 p.m, also on Fridays during August from 10.30 to 12.30. There are five rooms to explore. On Street Fair Day the Museum is usually open all day from 10.30 am to 5 pm.

Charlbury is accessible by regular trains from Oxford and Worcester. Buses run from Oxford (Stagecoach S3), and the X9 between Chipping Norton and Witney [no buses on Sundays or bank holidays].

Wheelchair users are welcome. Refreshments are available in local cafes and pubs and there are regular coffee mornings on Fridays and Saturdays at the Corner House. Toilets are available at the Corner House during museum opening hours.

Keep an eye on our noticeboard for the monthly Town News of Charlbury life at home a century ago.

The Museum is run by a volunteer sub-committee of the Charlbury Society, appointed each year at their AGM. One of the Charlbury Society's three aims is to maintain a collection of objects of local interest, i.e. the Museum Collection.

Our permanent exhibition
Charlbury Museum is one of the finest small museums in the county. Its five rooms are crammed with exhibits revealing the history of this ancient market town, together with a large collection of photographs of Charlbury and its people at work and play in years gone by. You can be sure of a warm welcome on your visit, and there are plenty of books, DVDs, cards and other items to buy as a souvenir.

Links: To find out about other Oxfordshire Museums

The photo below shows the wagon. We have two wheels and the tailboard in the museum waiting for the rest of the vehicle to join them.


Last updated: Tue 11 Dec

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