The museum

Champs Chapel, built in 1453 for Carthusian monks, contains a selection of East Hendred Heritage Trust’s collection of village artefacts, pictures, documents, books and photographs most of which can be viewed on computer if not on display. Separately housed is the 19th century village fire engine.

Click on the links above to open subsections which will tell you more about the history of our building and collection, the easiest way of getting to East Hendred and our Museum from anywhere in the UK and what options we have for disabled visitors.

You must appreciate the fact that our Museum is very small and is run purely by volunteers. So despite all our efforts to provide the best and entertaining service, we can not compete with larger and more commercial establishments. But if you'd bear with us, we'll make it worthwhile.

The trustees would like to extend a big thank you to the Magnox Fund for their generous grant of £500 which enabled us to buy a new display case (captured in the photo to the left). This will mean we shall be able to display loans and other artefacts so much better!

Opening hours

April to October: every Sunday 2.30-4.30pm
November to Easter: closed but available through request

Admission - Free, but all donations are most welcome as we rely mostly on public support to keep on operating