Midsomer Murders Walking Tours

Thame – a major Midsomer filming location

Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders. The town regularly features, either as Causton, or as any one of the many villages in the fictional Midsomer County. The series is still going strong after 20 years with regular screenings, not only in the UK, but all over the world. Many Thame landmarks have been featured in different episodes over this time, including Thame Town Hall, the Market House, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, the historic Swan, Black Horse, and Spread Eagle hotels, together with many other locations.

Tour Dates

Tours take place every Wednesday at 11am, starting inside the museum, between April and October.

The tour lasts approximately an hour and a quarter and costs £7.50 per person.

To buy tickets :

online click here, or
• in person from Thame Museum and Thame Town Hall Information Centre, or
• simply turn up at Thame Museum at the advertised times and pay on arrival (cash only).

Arrange your own Group Tour
Bespoke tours at other times can be arranged for groups of at least 4 people or more.

For more information about bespoke tours, please email the tour organiser, Tony Long, at thamemidsomertours@gmail.com.

Midsomer Supports Good Causes in Thame

Left to right: Peter Sawyer, Nick Weir, Bernadette Tildesley, David Dodds, David Bretherton, Errol Bateman and Tony Lon

Thame’s Midsomer Walking Tours are supporting three good causes in Thame, with a contribution of over £1600 from their ticket income this year, divided between the Mayor’s charities, (the Sharing Life Trust and Thame Youth Projects) and Thame Museum, a registered charity. The cheque of £804 was presented to Cllrs David Dodds and David Bretherton on behalf of the Museum which will go towards its upkeep and maintenance. See picture above. Thame Museum is one of Thame’s many Midsomer filming locations and the starting point of the tours.

Thame’s Midsomer Tours have enjoyed growing popularity since they started in May 2017, from an idea created by Museum trustee, David Dodds. In 2018, bookings were taken from nearly 400 Midsomer fans who came from all over the UK, as well as from other countries, including Australia, Scandinavia, USA, and Germany.

The tours are run by six trained volunteers who are all members of Thame Players’ Theatre. Tickets are £7.50 per person and it was agreed at the outset that the tour guides themselves would receive no income, preferring to donate two thirds of receipts to the Mayor’s Charities and Thame Museum, while the remaining income would fund future promotion.

Thame has frequently been used as a filming location for the popular ITV series Midsomer Murders. It has regularly featured, either as Causton, or as one of several villages in the fictional ‘Midsomer County’. The tours take in many of 20-plus filming locations in the town used in different episodes. Midsomer Murders is still going strong after 21 years, with screenings in the UK and overseas. Over 6 million people watch it in this country and millions more in over 100 countries worldwide.

  • The Tours will continue next year running on Wednesdays from Easter until the end of October. tickets for 2020 may be purchased in person at thamemuseum.org (see website for opening times), or online at ticketsource.co.uk/thamemidsomer.
  • Bespoke tours can be arranged for groups of four people upwards. For more information please contact Tony Long at thamemidsomertours@gmail.com or on 07881 688895.

A free Midsomer Walking Trail leaflet details the Thame tour route and Midsomer locations in neighbouring Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire villages. It’s available from Thame Town Hall Information Centre and Thame Museum, as well as from local hotels, pubs, shops and cafes