Housed in a 17th century cottage in the centre of the beautiful village of Filkins, the Swinford Museum has a fine collection of local domestic, agricultural, trade and craft tools providing a unique picture of a bygone rural community.
One of Oxfordshire’s oldest small rural museums, it was originally set up by George Swinford in the 1930s with the help of Sir Stafford Cripps.
There is also a photographic collection of The Buildings of Filkins and Broughton Poggs, past and present, to compare the changes over the years.
Open May to September: 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month, 2 - 5pm or by appointment at other times (Telephone Diane Blackett 01367 860504 or Peter Gray 01367 860331)
Group visits are welcome and can be offered a guided history trail, together with a cream tea, if required.
Are you researching your family who lived in Filkins? We will help you with assistance from the church records which have been transcribed by Gerald Webb and Diane Blackett. A small donation would be appreciated.
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
* Open on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month and by private appointment.