Bampton’s Historic Buildings Exhibition
A unique exhibition showing how Bampton changed and grew through the ages. It highlights seven of Bampton’s most significant buildings, all with their own interesting architecture and story to tell. There are a number of events linked with the exhibition.
The exhibition will be available at set times during the week and is being displayed in our Grade 1 listed church, St Michael and All Angels. It is being launched at 11.00 on Friday 10th September and visitors will be welcomed by church bells and chance to chat to the bellringers as well as view the exhibition.
In 2019 the Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre led a project to research the social and economic history of Bampton through its buildings. The research was done by our volunteers and owners and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Covid 19 prevented a programme of exhibitions taking place in early 2020 and so this is the first time we have had the opportunity to exhibit more widely.
The buildings in the project range from the 18th century former home of a World War 1 VC to 1920 Nissen Houses, with a pub, a former school, a malthouse and methodist church in between! There is a map and a trail to see the houses in situ.
Volunteers will be on hand to make you welcome and there are also many other interesting resources about Bampton to see in the Heritage Centre which is situated in St Michael and All Angels Church.
Why not join us on Tuesday evening 17.30 – 19.30 when there will an informal drinks reception?
Note: Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre is based in the church and it has welcomed over 14000 visitors since opening in 2013. Initially supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund we are a Charity Registered No 1156194
- Friday 10 September: 11.00 -15.00
- Saturday 11 September: 11.00 – 15.00
- Tuesday 14 September: 17.30 -19.30
- Wednesday 15 September: 14.00 – 16.00
- Thursday 16 September: 14.00 – 16.00
- Friday 17 September: 11.00 – 15.00
No booking required
Visitors needing assistance should ring the bell at the entrance to the church porch. Our volunteers will place access ramps for you to use if needed.
This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival. Our volunteers would appreciate it if you would wear a mask and sanitiser will be available for you to use.
The church is situated behind the Swan pub, which was built to house stonemasons who were building an extension to the church in the 16th century. The Station Rd Car Park is opposite the entrance to the churchyard.
Bampton Heritage and Visitor Centre
Categories: Guided Activities and Tours, History and Experience Days
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Venue: Bampton Heritage & Visitor Centre
- Free Entry