The Vale of the White Horse, including Wantage historic market town and many beautiful villages, is world-famous for the Uffington White Horse and history of King Alfred the Great.

It’s also a buzzing area, with thriving independent local businesses, science and technology innovation, and events, attractions, and adventures for all ages.

The Vale & Downland Museum is your local tourist information centre for the Vale of the White Horse. Whether you’re from out of town, or live locally and want to know what’s happening in your neighbourhood, stop by the Museum and visit our Information Desk. You can also email us at or call us at 01235 760 176.

We offer a wide range of leaflets and event listings for local visitor attractions, walking and biking maps, tickets for local events, accommodation and travel advice, and much more.

You can also explore the District Council’s tourism website for the Vale of White Horse & South Oxfordshire

Local Area Walks

Please be aware, these maps were not produced by the Vale & Downland Museum and we are not responsible for any of the contents.

Wantage Audio History Tour

Wantage Methodist Church have produced an audio history tour of Wantage, with the help of local people, including a number of our museum volunteers.

Click on the links below to listen: