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Museum - Farm, free entry


Mr J. C. Demmar


Swalcliffe Barn Museum,
Shipston Road,
OX15 5DR


Known locally as the Tythe Barn, Swalcliffe Barn was built for the Rectorial Manor of Swalcliffe by New College, who owned the manor. Constructed between 1400 and 1409, it is one of the dozen best barns in the country, with much of its mediaeval timber half-cruck roof intact.

The Oxfordshire Buildings Trust owns it and repaired it with a grant from English Heritage. Oxfordshire County Museums lease the barn as "display storage" and visitors may see some of the collection of agricultural and trade vehicles.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Open Sundays 14:00 to 17:00
Groups on other days, by arrangement (8 minimum)


Free entry


By Road:
Nearest major road is M40. To Banbury town centre, at Banbury Cross take B4035 towards Shipston. Pass through Broughton, Tadmarton. After 6 miles Swalcliffe, follow brown and white signs.

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Banbury. No public transport available.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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