News

Seeking trustees and Treasurer

Would you like to join the team of Trustees?  The museum recently became a C.I.O. (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). Our current Trustees are: Tom Bartlett, Ann Lovett, Alice Millea and Sue Rangeley, but we need extra assistance to help shape the future of this unique museum. Running the museum is a team effort and with a …

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Gift of train nameplate

At Charlbury Museum on Saturday 28th October 2023, the Cotswold Line Promotion Group (CLPG) presented to the museum a nameplate from a former Great Western Railway High Speed Train.  The nameplate was provided by the CLPG in 2003 both to celebrate the life of Sir Peter Parker, the former Chairman of the British Railways Board, …

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Longcase clock

Earlier this year, the museum was very fortunate to be given a beautiful antique clock made here in Charlbury by James Street (1799-1836).  The longcase clock with its decorative painted dial, signed Street, Charlbury, is a splendid addition to the collection.  It has spent its whole life in Oxfordshire and was given as a wedding …

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Recent finds

Our most recent exhibition, now closed, featured found items discovered by local metal detectorists in fields close to Charlbury and other pieces were discovered in houses and gardens in Charlbury. Next year the museum plans to have a special display shelf devoted to finds. Neil Pakenham-Walsh has generously donated many of his pieces dug up in …

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