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THE SACK HOUSE MUSEUM & INFORMATION CENTRE
The Wharf, Mill Street, WANTAGE Oxon OX12 9GF

NEAREST PARKING
Undercroft under Sainsbury's Car Park, off Mill Street, Wantage OX12 9AJ
First two hours free. See notice board for conditions.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Regular bus services from and to Wantage Market Place.

OPENING HOURS
1st and 3rd Saturdays and Wednesdays 10am - 2pm
 

OPENING OF SACK HOUSE MUSEUM


       

        On Saturday 26th The Sack House Museum was officially opened by Mayor Fiona Roper in Wantage Wharf with members of Wantage Silver Band on hand to play a couple of suitable tunes and a fanfare. The weather unfortunately took a turn for the worse at precisely the time when the Trust tea towel was removed from the nice new blue plaque on the door.
      

         However this did not dent the crowd's spirits as they queued to get a look inside. Brian thanked all those who had worked to prevent the building being demolished, and who had donated funds for the internal works.
      

        The Museum is designed to provide information on the history and working of the Canal in Wantage and to put the building in context within the industrial archaeology of the town, e.g. the proximity to the Town Mill, and how the coming of the Canal changed the lives of the townsfolk. The TV will be showing slides shows and videos of various aspects of the canal restoration to date.

Email us at.... 
   Info@wantage-waterway.co.uk

This page was last updated on....
August 08, 2014

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