Welcome to the Virtual Museum for Hungerford
The website for all of Hungerford's fascinating history.
Read the stories behind the People, Places and Events of the area. Use the Timeline to follow events from the Roman period to the present day. Try one of the Themed exhibitions, look at the Artefacts, our Archive of 3,600 photographs and maps, and 1,600 documents, or Search all 900 pages for a topic of your choice.
Whatever you do, enjoy your visit!
Significant Anniversaries in 2015:
1265 - 750 yrs since Simon de Montfort killed at Battle of Evesham
1665 - 350 yrs since King Charles II passed through Hungerford
1815 - 200 yrs since the re-building of St Lawrence's Parish Church
1865 - 150 yrs since early Carte de Visite photograph of Hungerford Town Hall
1915 - 100 yrs since the National School building was used as a VAD Hospital in WWI
1940 - 75 yrs since Hungerford in the midst of the Second World War
1940 - 75 yrs since Pill Boxes and other defences built along the canal
1965 - 50 yrs since Hungerford Newtown School closed
1965 - 50 yrs since Manor House was demolished to make way for a petrol station!
1990 - 25 yrs since Kennet and Avon Canal fully re-opened after restoration