Menu

logo
Discover Elizabethan Wall Paintings
Find Out More
Museum Shop
Browse the Shop
Midsomer Murders Walking Tours
Find Out More
Explore the Robin Gibb Gallery, Dedicated to a 20th Century Music Icon
Find Out More
The Secret of the Sealed Cupboard Revealed
Find Out More
Previous slide
Next slide

Discover the story of our town

What's Inside

What's On

Latest News

Robin Gibb Gallery

Explore the gallery dedicated to the 20th century music icons, the Bee Gees, is filled with artefacts, photographs and other memorabilia from the personal archive of Robin’s widow, Dwina.

Become a Museum Member

Enjoy being part of the Story of Our Town

Visit Us

There is lots to see and do and you can purchase the perfect gift for someone special.

The Story of our Museum

Thame Museum, housed in the former Magistrates Court House, built in 1861, was opened in 2007 and is located on Thame’s historic High Street, Oxfordshire, England.

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Thame, dating back over 6000 years. In Saxon times, Thame consisted of a settlement by ‘the dark flowing’ river from which the Town takes its name.  Thame is referred to in the Domesday Book (1085-86) as belonging to the Bishop of Lincoln.

The Museum tells the ‘Story of Our Town’. Discover  how people lived in Saxon and Roman times, in the time of John Hampden through the Civil Wars to the modern day.

It boasts a number of nationally important Tudor Wall Paintings, discovered in a Thame house owned by an Elizabethan merchant, and now housed in a specially re-imagined room,  with touch screen display, to see and hear a piece of Thame Life from the 1590s.

The Community Room

The Community Room is used for pop-up exhibitions, showcasing a wide variety of topics from local & national history, art and photography, to famous people.

The Robin Gibb Gallery

Our Robin Gibb Gallery is a permanent exhibition commemorating the life of Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees who lived in Thame from 1985-2012 and is buried in Thame Churchyard.

The Museum Shop

Visit our Museum Shop and browse the unique, locally sourced arts, crafts, books, toys, memorabilia and lots more.  Merchandise is also available to purchase online with worldwide delivery.

Thame Museum also offers fun for all the family, including interactive activities, dressing up corner, story-time for pre-school children, school holiday events, and family trails.

We look forward to welcoming you

Enjoy your visit.

 
 
 
 

Find out more about Volunteering

Subscribe To Our Newsletter