Witney 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 at ware, transport, education and religion. Exhibits include a tithe map, the town stocks and
relics of Witney aerodrome.
The Bartlett Taylor Gallery is upstairs and is used
for temporary exhibitions. (Ring the museum during opening hours for details of forthcoming
Wheelchair access to Ground Floor only.
Witney Museum Opening Hours
April to October : Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Sundays (phone for information)
Admission is currently £2 for adults. Children, Free.
Witney Museum Location
Gloucester Court Mews, High Street, Witney,
Oxfordshire, OX28 6JF.
Telephone 01993 775915