New photographic exhibition opened Saturday 8th June 2019 and runs until 27th August 2019, during Museum opening hours, Tues, Wed, Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun.1pm-4pm. Admission Free

This exhibition focuses on the famed Oxfordshire music festival held every year just outside Thame during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Official photographer, Phil Sofer has been documenting the sights and sounds of Towersey Festival since 2006. The resulting images from his enormous archive, brim with colour, life and movement.

A London based, freelance photographer, with over 20 years’ experience, Phil specialises in capturing events and social occasions, delivering high quality creative and original images. He also has a passion for wildlife photography and has twice been long-listed for the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

Established in 1965, Towersey Festival is one of the UK’s foremost folk/roots festivals. This year’s Festival runs 23-26 August 2019 and features appearances form The Selecter, Steve Harley, Hothouse Flowers, Fisherman’s Friends and Seth Lakeman, alongside dedicated strands for children and young adults, an extensive workshop programme, street food vendors and real ale bars, plus lots more.

“Part of what makes Towersey so special is that it’s like a big family. People come together that only see each other at Towersey , and I’ve seen people growing up at the Festival that now bring their kids…. It’s brilliant to see three generations enjoying the Festival together!”

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Museums of Oxfordshire App

The Museum is part of the initial roll out of the Museums of Oxfordshire App being funded by the BOB Museums Development Programme. As part of this initiative, we have been given three small Asus tablets so that visitors can readily partake of the App. It is predicted that 90% of the population will be regular users of tablets and smart phones by 2016 so we cannot ignore this way of delivering our Museum to you. We hope this exciting new venture will attract a new and younger audience to the Museum. The content of the App needs further development particularly the use of video. If anyone has knowledge or experience in this area and feels that they may be able to help we would love to hear from you. You can access the App currently through the QR code on your phone or tablet.