William Smith’s Bicentenary Exhibition 2015

William Smith’s Bicentenary Exhibition March – September 2015
Curated with the help and support of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

2015 was the bicentenary of the publication of Smith’s famous map, and this exhibition which included original maps, diaries and letters, and specially commissioned audio recordings, commemorated his life and work and celebrated his legacy.

From Our Guest Book

  • "Lovely spot, so grateful this part of the old church was saved."

  • "Beautiful restoration, very nicely done! Unexpected hive of information."

  • "A little gem I didn't know existed."

  • "Why haven't we been here earlier? We shall certainly return!"

  • "Beautiful setting, very peaceful & informative"

  • "What a lovely treat to stumble upon. Thank you for preserving a part of our Heritage"

  • "Such a wonderful enterprise. The locality should be proud of it."

  • "A fascinating visit. William Smith was a wonderful man! "

  • "A fine chance discovery"

  • "Fantastic, absolutely first class. Most interesting and informative."

  • "Excellent to have this centre as a focus for Churchill's history - especially in relation to William Smith."

  • "Very good new interactive displays, very comprehensive."

  • "Great building, well restored. Charming!"

  • "Congratulations to all on this initiative.  So well-organised and user-friendly."

  • "A fascinating display in a very beautiful setting."