Witney and District Museum


Witney and District Museum

The Witney and District Museum is in the town of Witney, Oxfordshire, England. The museum opened in 1996. It is situated in the centre of Witney, along the High Street. It has a spacious ground floor gallery, which houses a long-term exhibition, showing the history of Witney and its surrounding countryside, highlighting the changes that have taken place over the last millennium. The town's industries, such as Witney blankets, glove-making, engineering and brewing are featured.

The Museum is housed in a traditional Cotswold stone building. The west end of the building was once used as a smithy, while the upper floor was a "laths store".

The Witney Museum houses items from the local industries, together with photographs and artefacts relating to Witney buildings, Witney in the Second World War, transport, education and religion. Key exhibits include a tithe map, the town stocks and relics of Witney aerodrome.

Location

The museum is located at Ordnance Survey mapping six-figure gbmapping|SP357100.

The address is: Gloucester Court Mews, Low Street, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6JF, UK.

ee also

* Cogges Manor Farm Museum, Witney

External links

* [http://www.witneymuseum.com/ Museum website]
* [http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/museum_gfx_en/SE000560.html Entry] in the 24 Hour Museum
* [http://www.witney.net/witney-and-district-museum.htm Witney.net information]


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