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Collection Summary

Collection Title
Social History Collection
Description
The collection is broad in scope, including furniture, ceramics, leather, pewter, glass and wooden artefacts to present the house at all periods in its 400 year history.
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A broadly-based collection covering most aspects of the history of the house, and including material in wood, ceramics, leather, glass and pewter.
Date range of collection
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Accumulation Dates
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Tom Brown's School Museum
Broad Street Uffington Faringdon SN7 7RA
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SE000117 
Email
museum@uffington.net
Telephone
01367 820 259
Visiting Information
Easter - October, weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays 2.- 5.00pm. Adults 60p, senior citizens and children 30p.
Building Information
Grade I schoolroom of 1617, 2 storey, 2 straight coped gables, local chalk, stone slate roof, mullioned window, brick chimney stack close by the churchyard.
Collections Overview
The museum collection is small consisting of Roman artefacts and other local finds, local and social history items including agricultural tools, craft tools, photographs, archives, World War I and II material, domestic utensils, oral history tapes and videos. There are books and pamphlets on the Uffington ‘White Horse’ and Thomas Hughes’s books, letters, documents, articles, photographs and 137 editions of Tom Brown’s schooldays; photographs and documents on Sir John Betjemen and the work of the Thomas Saunders Trust. In total there are about 3,000 items approximately 100 for agriculture, 100 archaeology, 100 archives, 100 geology, 100 transport, 200 social history, 100 science and industry, 600 personalia, 200 oral history and 1500 photographs; library of sound recordings of older village residents and videos of village events.
Display Overview
Museum founded in 1983 by John Little, local historian and Chairman of the parish council, is in early 17th century schoolroom, featured in "Tom Brown's School Days" published in 1857 by Thomas Hughes, the author who was born in Uffington. Shows local history, archaeology, and archives of Uffington and the surrounding villages from pre-history to present, as well as mementoes of Thomas Hughes and John Betjeman
For details of other collections held at the same location: See the location record

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