The Museum is housed in a unique old schoolroom, built in 1617 for '12 worthy boys' and described in 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'. We have been given 137 different editions of 'Tom Brown's Schooldays', and also hold documentation about the author, Thomas Hughes, who was born and lived in Uffington where the opening chapters are set. This book was the first written for children about their schooldays and has never been out of print since it was first published in 1857. It was the forerunner of the genre leading up to Harry Potter today. The Museum has a collection of local photographs, oral reminiscences, video tapes and documentation. We hold a unique collection of Sir John Betjeman's correspondence throughout his lifetime and photographs relevant to the time that he spent in the village. We also have information on The White Horse and other sites of interest in the area.
Tom Brown's School Museum
Broad Street, Uffington, Oxfordshire SN7 7RA England
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