Fun for all the Family

                    WE WILL BE BACK!


We look forward to seeing you again very soon! 

Join in the Thame Treasure Trail this half Term holiday. Find the fabulous Facts and discover more about your town.


Click on the picture to Start…..

As you can’t visit us right now here are some ideas for things to try at home. Don’t forget to try the secret message activities which you can find by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.

Museum at home

Have you tried any of these yet? Let us know about it at and we will share it on our Facebook page.

 Museum mystery

The building that is now the museum wasn’t built to be a museum. Can you find out what the museum used to be? You could ask someone or look it up online. Here is a clue – you might have been rather naughty to end up here!

Once upon a time at the shops

Do you have a favourite shop in Thame? Has it always been the same type of shop or did it have a different name once and sell different things? You might recognise the shop in this photo but it doesn’t look like this nowadays. What differences do you notice? Ask your parents or grandparents about your favourite shop and if they knew it by a different name. What did it sell?

Playtime Past

What toys did your grandparents or parents play with when they were little? Ask them. Were some of their toys the same as yours or very different?  If you can get a photo of a toy they used to play with send it to us at and we will share it on our Facebook page.


Who are you?

We think these Elizabethan wall paintings in the museum were made for a wealthy merchant. He wanted the paintings to tell people what kind of person he was.   Make your own painting or collage to tell people all about you, for example what you like doing, what you are proud of, what you like to eat or what you’d like to do when you grow up.


Take a photo of your ‘wall painting’ and send it to us at We’d love to see it and will share it on our Facebook site.

Looking for some more museum fun? To have a go at making Secret Messages –

click on this link