Fun for all the Family


Although we can’t yet have all our interactives and costumes available, we have some fun new things for you to do on your visit:

Dress up as an Edwardian School Child

Have you met Harry, our hard working school child? He is sitting at his desk in the museum. Now you can come and dress up as an Edwardian school child yourself. There is space to sit beside Harry at the desk and take a selfie, or get whoever is with you to take one. If you like, you can even post the photo to our Facebook or send it to – we’d love to see it!

Lanyards and Magnifiers

Have you tried our new lanyards yet? Each one comes with a magnifying glass attached, plus some suggestions of fun things to do in the museum. (To keep everyone safe each lanyard is quarantined after use.)

Hunt the Lambs

Our lovely mascot’s woolly lambs have escaped and hidden themselves around the museum. See how many you can spot!

Thame Treasure Trail

And don’t forget that we have an exciting family Treasure Trail around Thame for you download. Just click on the picture below to get your trail and hunt around town to solve the clues. When you have completed the trail, bring it to the museum and claim your prize of one our Thame Museum Badges.

Find fabulous Facts and discover more about your town. Click on the picture to Start…..


If you can’t visit us yet, here are some ideas for things to try at home. Don’t forget to have a go at the secret message activities which you can find by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.


Museum at home

When you have tried one of these, 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