and District Museum
Opened in 1996,
the Witney and District Museum is situated in the centre of Witney,
along the High Street. The large ground floor gallery houses a long
term exhibition, showing the history of Witney and the surrounding
area, and highlighting the changes that have taken place over the
last 1000 years. Local industries such as Witney Blankets, glove
making and brewing are all featured.
Witney and District
Museum is situated in a traditional Cotswold stone building that
was one the home of Malachi Bartlett, the proprietor of a well known
local building firm. The west end of the building was used as a
smithy, while the upper floor was a "laths store".
The Witney Museum
collection includes items from the local brewing, blanket and engineering
industries, together with photographs and artefacts relating to
Witney buildings, Witney at ware, transport, education and religion.
Exhibits include a tithe map, the town stocks and relics of Witney
Taylor Gallery is upstairs and is used for temporary exhibitions.
(Ring the museum during opening hours for details of forthcoming
to Ground Floor only.
Museum Opening Hours
April to October
: Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sundays (phone for information)
Admission is currently £2 for adults. Children, Free.
Mews, High Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JF.
Telephone 01993 775915