Tom Brown's School Museum

Tom Brown's School Museum, Uffington: Hours, Address, Tom Brown's School Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tom Brown's School Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
Saturday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
The museum will re-open for visitors on Saturday 24th July 2021 every weekend until the end of October. Midweek group visits can be arranged privately by contacting the curator. Weekend opening hours are 2.00pm - 5.00 pm.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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4.5
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MandyB2662
6 contributions
Not to be missed
Aug 2019 • Family
This excellent museum is a little gem in this idyllic village
Well worth a visit to take you back to yesteryear
Written August 3, 2019
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Thank you for your review & lovely comments. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written August 4, 2019
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Kelly
2 contributions
Small & wonderful
Jun 2019 • Family
We stopped here to show a friend the museum as we live near by and wanted to show them this Little gem!!
Being a history geek it's so interesting.
It's not entertainment for young children!
Once your children are at an age they can understand the value of what Tom Browns School history is all about it's worth the drive.
The lady we spoke to was a volunteer and I can honestly say it was an absolute pleasure to meet her, her energy and wonderful personality was so refreshing she was super passionate about all the information she told us and we left very happy indeed so Thank you very much.
Written June 4, 2019
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Thank you so much for a lovely review & for the feedback on our volunteers.
Written June 6, 2019
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Dolemite600
Leamington Spa, UK427 contributions
Compact with absorbable information.
Oct 2018 • Family
You have to park outside the church. It is just around the corner. Concentrates on the local history of the area, from prehistoric times up to modernish times. Quite small and compact. You have just the right amount of information and exhibits to make it interesting without being overwhelmed with too much information. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
Written October 22, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are a small village museum run entirely on volunteers so your comments are very much appreciated.
Written October 24, 2018
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FovantHighFlyer
Salisbury, UK20 contributions
Superb Chance for Kids to See What School was like in the 1800s
Aug 2017 • Family
A very knowledgable guide is available to explain what is what and how schooling was carried out in the 1800s. There are also many interesting documents relating to local people and events, such as John Betjemen and Thomas Hughes.
Written January 9, 2018
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Thank you for your review & for visiting our village museum. The mock up Victorian schoolroom continues for 2018 together with our new temporary exhibition honouring the local men that served in WW1.
Written January 17, 2018
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thebusphoebeandme
Worcester, UK86 contributions
Interesting little museum
Oct 2017 • Solo
Closed now for the rest of the year, but interesting short visit spent chatting with the well informed curator who gave me some useful tips about places to visit. This was the school where the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays was educated.
Written October 31, 2017
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Mike_5447
Faringdon, UK34 contributions
Fascinating little museum
Oct 2017 • Couples
Quaint little museum concentrating on local history and, of course, Uffington's two most famous sons - John Betjeman and Thomas Hughes the author of Tom Brown's Schooldays which was set in this very museum. Knowledgeable and willing volunteers on hand to answer questions and help guide you round. Limited opening hours and closed November - March but open during these winter months by arrangement with the curator.
Written October 30, 2017
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556garyj
Oxford, UK25 contributions
Tiny museum housed in a unique building
Oct 2017 • Friends
How fitting that this 400-year old building continues to be a place of education. This tiny museum houses interesting and informative exhibitions of the history of the building itself, fascinating local archaeology and Uffington's surprising literary connections. The displays have been skilfully curated, making this museum well worth a visit. Why not combine it with a visit to White Horse Hill?
Written October 10, 2017
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jimjob58
3 contributions
Lovely afternoon visit
Aug 2017 • Couples
Spent a lovely afternoon visiting the museum and was met by a friendly lady volunteer who was very knowledgeable. The museum is full of history with great displays about the school and local area. Definitely worth a visit and a walk around this charming village. The local church next door was an added bonus, especially as they were serving tea and cakes on the day we visited. What's not to like!
Written August 6, 2017
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Thank you so much for your review & for the comments in our visitors book! We are a very small museum & appreciate such positive feedback.
Written August 8, 2017
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vandd2015
Oxfordshire, UK6 contributions
A little Gem, a must visit.
May 2017 • Friends
A fascinating small museum with a lot to offer. Welcomed by enthusiastic and helpful volunteers the wealth of treasures inside was a delight. So many interesting historic connections in this area and this exquisite 400 year old school house.
Written May 25, 2017
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Thank you for your lovely comments - I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit
Written May 27, 2017
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Alli A
69 contributions
Unique visit
May 2017 • Couples
We have driven past this museum so many times as live locally. It is open weekends and bank holidays 2-5pm and hosted by volunteers. We were met with a very warm and friendly welcome and the lady also answered all our questions. It was quite amazing to take a step back in history. I would think an average visit time would be around 30-45 mins. Well presented and very interesting. The whole village is also incredibly pretty and small enough to walk around and admire. Finished with a pint at The Fox & Hounds.
Written May 7, 2017
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Tom Brown's School Museum is open:
  • Sat - Sun 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM