A Day Out
If you are planning a day out we recommend combining a visit to us with other activities.
For those with an interest in railways:
Didcot Railway Centre is three miles from the museum. It is open every day of the week, with steaming on Wednesdays and weekends, the collection of partially and fully restored steam trains is one of the finest in the world. We suggest a morning at Didcot and then visit Pendon in the afternoon.
Steam Museum Of The Great Western Railways at Swindon tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway – ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’ – a railway network that, through the pioneering vision and genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, was regarded as the most advanced in the world.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway operates a 3.5 mile section of the old Great Western Branch line that ran between Princes Risborough and Watlington.
Of general interest we suggest:
Notcutts is the largest garden centre in our area and is open every day of the week. It offers an enormous range of plants, tools and garden furniture and is enhanced by the existence of the Mattocks rose fields, a part of the same property. It also offers morning coffee and lunch at its excellent and attractive cafeteria. It is 3 miles from the museum on the B4015, just west of the A423 roundabout in the village of Nuneham Courtenay.
Earth Trust manages an estate of 300 hectares, including Little Wittenham Nature Reserve, a conservation farm and a new woodland dedicated to forestry research.
Places to eat close to Long Wittenham
The Plough is the closest pub to Pendon and offers excellent meals in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Tell them that you are coming to Pendon and you’ll be welcome to leave your car there while you explore the museum.
The Barley Mow offers excellent food and is located at Clifton Hampden Road about 1.5 miles from Pendon.