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The  Vale and Downland Museum and Visitor Centre is located in the busy market town  of Wantage in Oxfordshire, England. The museum has been nationally acclaimed as  an outstanding example of community partnership. The range of services is very  broad ranging, from galleries interpreting the cultural heritage Vale of the  White Horse region, to a cafe with a delightful terrace and garden. It also acts  as a springboard for residents and visitors to enjoy and appreciate the  countryside around Wantage.

The  Museum is based on a converted 17th century cloth-merchant's house - a fine  example of local vernacular architecture. Behind it, in a new extension with  20th century wooden crucks spanning two floors, are the visitor facilities. The  collections held at the Museum contain geological, natural history,  archeological, social history and contemporary objects that reflect the Vale  today. The Museum has undergone an exciting refurbishment programme and includes  3D and graphic design, audio visual presentations, and multi-media programmes  developed in-house.

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