Explore Family Friendly Museums & Galleries In The Thames Valley

Published: 18 February 2006

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The Thames Valley museums highlighted on this page offer a particularly warm welcome to adults and children who want to enjoy a museum visit together. They provide a relaxed, ‘family friendly’ atmosphere and feature activities for the whole group, many of them FREE!

Click here to find Family Friendly museums in the Thames Valley

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Remember these Family Friendly museums are just some of the museums in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire for you to enjoy. Together, these Thames Valley museums boast some of the finest collections in the UK and the liveliest events.

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Wycombe Museum © Filip Gierlinski

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***STOP PRESS*** Photo: Abingdon Museum. © Filip Gierlinski

Why not have a look at our stories highlighting the richness of Thames Valley heritage - look out for the Family Friendly museums! For details of family friendly events across the region, check the event display box at the bottom of this page.

A young boy crawling along the grass

Family Friendly days at REME liven up a military museum for the whole family. Depending on the day's theme, kids can make a morse code transmitter, a waterproof shelter or a special sunlight photograph.

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Photo courtesy of REME.

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A fat dormouse is leading families around at Amersham museum. Focussing on all things local has given the Family Friendly events at Amersham a real twist, with old toys, Roman games, garden challenges and a trail dedicated to their beloved Glis glis.

Photo courtesy of Amersham.

Two boys in smart frock coats walk through the village

Eton College, one of the most privileged institutions in the UK, is to invite families into one of its museums as a direct result of the Thames Valley Family Friendly pilot.

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Photo by Nicola Tann.

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New Roman Exhibition At Buckinghamshire County Museum

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A new exhibition at the Bucks County Museum helps families and schools discover what life was like in Roman times.

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Photo courtesy of Bucks County Museum.

Adults and children banging drums in a garden

Museums and Galleries Month 2006 has really spoilt us this year with a glut of excellent family friendly events across the Thames Valley.

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Photo courtesy of REME museum of Technology.

A young pakistani girl smiling

An exhibition put on by two local men who raised in excess of £40,000 from their local community to help victims of the crisis in Pakistan is being hosted by Wycombe Museum.

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Photo courtesy of Wycombe Museum.

A tiny leaf shaped basketresting on some grass

Basketmaking is the subject for a three-part exhibition at the Oxfordshire Museum, and a county-wide trail, for Museums and Galleries Month 2006.

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Photo courtesy of Oxfordshire Basket Makers.

Why not browse our selection of articles, below, highlighting the richness of our Thames Valley heritage? Look out for the Family Friendly museums! For details of ALL the family friendly events across the region, check the display box on the left of this webpage.

Didcot Railway Centre Gears Up For Special Brunel Bicentenary Celebrations This Month

Dealing With Social Diversity - Slough Museum Sets The Bar High

Thames Valley Museums Launch Family Friendly Pilot Scheme

National Trust Staff Spring Hughenden Manor Back To Life

River and Rowing Museum Develops New Punjabi Audio Guides

Get a Golden Ticket At The Roald Dahl Museum

River And Rowing Museum Remembers A Hero From 1911

Bucks Finest At The Bucks County Museum Aylesbury

It's A Small But Beautiful World At Pendon Museum

New Interactive Science Exhibition Opens At Slough Museum

Pilgrimage Explores Religeous Tradition At The Ashmolean

Pendon Museum Gets Ready For Brunel 2006

Fab Finds In Oxford - From A Gold Guinea To A Battersea Blade

Portable Antiquities Ox and Berks - A Complete Panorama

Fellowship Of The Ring - A J.R.R. Tolkein Trail

Fun at Wycombe Museum © Filip Gierlinski

Learning to drive at Amersham Museum © Filip Gierlinski

Buckinghamshire County Museum © Filip Gierlinski

Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock © Filip Gierlinski


On the left of this page there's a free newsfeed of events from museums, galleries, heritage sites and archives in the Thames Valley. This display box and its contents can easily be added to your website. It's automatically updated on a regular basis. If you'd like to know more about how to do this, email 24 Hour Museum Editor Jon Pratty for instructions.


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