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Oxfordshire Museums Council

Bringing History to the Public

Bampton Community Archive


Bampton Archive is based in the Vesey Room of the Old Grammar School Building, which some people will recognise because it was used as the ‘Hospital’ in the popular TV series Downton Abbey.
It hosts a number of exhibitions each year and houses an extensive archive with over 2000 photographs and DVD’s all concerning Bampton’s architecture, social history and unique folklore with particular emphasis on Morris dancing.

Address Old Grammar School, Church View, Bampton, OX18 2HA
Telephone 01993 850947 or 01993 851377
E-mail here
Opening Daily during exhibitions except Tuesdays and Fridays (please telephone to check times)
Admission Free
Visitor facilities 3 exhibitions a year, touch screen database, toilets, sale of books and other publications, Bampton DVD’s, and cards
Disabled access Ground floor access to exhibitions and toilets
Public transport Hourly from Witney No 19 bus; every 2 hours to and from Oxford, No 18

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