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The Elizabethan Wall Paintings Room

Welcome to my home. I was a merchant who lived in Thame during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. I lived on the upper high street and at the height of my wealth, I commissioned some paintings to decorate my walls. They were lost for many years but now you can meet me and see my paintings at Thame Museum where I have my own special room and brand new display.

Click on the image above to watch a short film about the creation of our new display

"We are delighted that this important project has received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are a small and relatively new museum, but with determined ambitions to record and articulate the history of our town for the present and future, residents and visitors. The building where the Wall Paintings were uncovered is adjacent to where both Shakespeare and Henry VIII once stood. Our town is rich in history and this award will help us to explain it further."

David Dodds,
Chairman of the Trustees

Heritage Lottery Funding of almost 30,000 has helped to finance research and workshops to provide an improved interpretation and new perspective, as well as helping to develop the installation of interactive digital software using touch screen technology to give greater accessibility for visitors.