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Bygones Museum

Butlin  Farm
OX17 1EP


+44 (0)1295 690  258




The museum houses a unique collection of  antiques and memorabilia gathered together by the owners over a period of sixty  years. And you are encouraged to peruse in a free and relaxed atmosphere. The  Museum first opened in May 1972 to help raise money for the church restoration  of the saddleback tower. First enter the Granary where you will find memorabilia  from the last two wars, sewing machines, typewriters, adding machines, local  jars, bottles and lots, lots more. Next, across the yard to the cow house. This  is split into six sections; first a replica of a 1920's kitchen, next domestic  appliances, electricians workshop, blacksmith, wheelwright and a boat-builder.

Next to the covered yard. On entering on your left  a library. On walking round on paving stones from the old High Street when it  was made pedestrian only, you will see ten old Banbury shops, And a display  centre. Next to catch your eye will be the 1903 Traction Engine, 1912 Steam  Roller, Six tractors, a Trailer Fire Pump and many smaller machines and  equipment. Now to the Engine Room - there is an 1839 Lampit of Banbury,  Stationary Steam Engine, two others and several model steam engines - all in  steam every first Sunday in the month from April to September inclusive, and  also Bank Holiday Sundays and Mondays from 10.00 am to 4.00pm. Restaurant and  shop on site.


Opening  Times

(2002 times)

Closed Mondays  except Bank Holidays
Daily 10.00am-5.00pm

Admission  Charges

(2002 prices)

Adults 2.50;  Steaming Days 3.00; Concessions for Senior Citizens and Children.


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