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Vale and Downland Museum

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19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up for the most part down the road, so I have been to what we have always called "Wantage Museum" dozens of times over the last 30 years or so. I have seen the museum change over the years and I can say it is better now than it has ever been. The mockup of part of the... More 

Thank KnealeSM
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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.

Thank 966pamelaw
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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.

Thank Macduff007
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank Nic Y
Swindon, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank Osric678
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Thank P W
Wantage, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank julieann1009
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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.

Thank LordMick
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206 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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

Thank AnnualOxford
Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 19 Church Street, Wantage OX12 8BL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Vale of White Horse  >  Wantage

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