Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell with many historic buildings and a famous Cross. A statue of the 'fine lady' from the nursery rhyme 'Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross' stands near the current Cross which was built in 1859 to commemorate the marriage of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter.
The museum covers the history of Banbury including its part in the Civil War, development of the
Victorian market town, the Oxford Canal, plush manufacturing and costume from the 17th century to the present day.
Exhibitions programme. Tel. 01295 236165. Admission free but there may be a charge for exhibitions.
Open M-S 1000-1700. Sun & BH 1100-1500.