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Bygones Museum

Butlin Farm
OX17 1EP

The museum houses a unique collection of antiques and memorabilia gathered together by the owners over a period of sixty years. And you are encouraged to peruse in a free and relaxed atmosphere. The Museum first opened in May 1972 to help raise money for the church restoration of the saddleback tower. First enter the Granary where you will find memorabilia from the last two wars, sewing machines, typewriters, adding machines, local jars, bottles and lots, lots more. Next, across the yard to the cow house. This is split into six sections; first a replica of a 1920's kitchen, next domestic appliances, electricians workshop, blacksmith, wheelwright and a boat-builder.

Next to the covered yard. On entering on your left a library. On walking round on paving stones from the old High Street when it was made pedestrian only, you will see ten old Banbury shops, And a display centre. Next to catch your eye will be the 1903 Traction Engine, 1912 Steam Roller, Six tractors, a Trailer Fire Pump and many smaller machines and equipment. Now to the Engine Room - there is an 1839 Lampit of Banbury, Stationary Steam Engine, two others and several model steam engines. Restaurant and shop on site.

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Bygones Museum Postcode for SatNav: OX17 1EP


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