Thame

Thame is a thriving market town, perfectly situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, just 14 miles from Oxford. From historical buildings to beautiful parks, the Thame Museum, The Players Theatre, a vibrant High Street, and regular events – Thame has lots of exciting attractions and activities for all the family.

Like many traditional market towns, Thame grew from Anglo-Saxon roots but has since developed its own individual character whilst preserving its rich history. Ancient medieval buildings stand alongside Georgian and Victorian architecture and the iconic boat-shaped high street stands as testimony to the marketplace for which it was originally designed. The beauty of the town offers a quintessentially English experience and is the reason that Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.

Although Thame is a ‘historic’ market town, there is nothing historic about our markets which continue to thrive today with regular markets throughout the year. Regular Arts and Craft fairs are also hosted in the Town Hall. True to its tradition as a market centre, the streets of Thame are also home to a whole variety of fantastic independent and well-known shops, eateries & pubs. There is always something going on in Thame’s buzzing events calendar. This includes a Country Show at Easter; Music Festivals in May and July; a vibrant Carnival and Fete in June; Towersey Music Festival in August; a Horse & Country Show, a Food Festival and a Street Fun Fair in September; an Arts & Literature Festival in October, and of course our fun-filled Christmas Lights Switch-on.

For visitors and locals alike, a friendly and helpful team are on hand in the Town Hall Information Centre to provide you with all the latest information about the town and surrounding area. Whether your interests are in walking, cycling, history, or Midsomer Murders, there’s an abundance of trails available in and around Thame. To help you explore, leaflets are available from the Information Centre or download them from https://www.thametowncouncil.gov.uk/visit-thame/

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Dimensions: The Mathematics of Symmetry and Space

Ashmolean Museum
March 16 @ 10:00 am - June 9 @ 5:00 pm

Developed in collaboration with Oxford’s world-renowned Mathematical Institute, this exhibition invites visitors to explore what it means to move in one, two, three and more dimensions.  Using stunning Islamic ceramics, prehistoric carvings and renaissance prints alongside virtual reality technology, embark on a journey of discovery from ancient cultures into cutting-edge science.

Oxford: The War and the World, 1914-1919

Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
March 19 @ 10:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm

An exhibition highlighting the wartime experiences of men and women, be they ‘town’, ‘gown’, or from overseas. By focusing on individual stories the exhibition hopes to emphasise Oxford’s international connections during the First World War and helps to expand understanding of different types of war experiences beyond the trenches. Taken together, these stories show how varied Oxford’s war experiences were, encouraging us to consider the relationship between Oxford’s ‘local’ and ‘global’ history. Please see www.sofo.org.uk for full opening times and…

The Naked Form in Modern Chinese Art

Ashmolean Museum
March 30 @ 10:00 am - September 15 @ 5:00 pm

While the nude was not a traditional subject in Chinese art, it became a common theme in the early to mid-twentieth century after being introduced to China by artists who studied internationally. Explore a selection of images of the naked human form as they appear in Chinese art from the 1930s to the present day.

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