‘Celebrating Agatha Christie Weekend’ in Wallingford and Cholsey Friday 19 – Sunday 21 September

During a ‘murderous’ weekend of events, discover the real life of world-renowned author Agatha Christie in Wallingford and Cholsey, where she lived quietly as ‘Mrs Mallowan’ from 1934 until her death in 1976.

  • Throughout the weekend there will be a Town Mystery Trail, available free from the Museum and Town Information Centre, book tokens as prizes.
  • Cholsey & Wallingford Railway will be running heritage on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Wallingford Museum permanent exhibition  ‘At Home with the Queen of Crime’ .
  • Friday evening, the Corn Exchange will feature a short talk ‘Agatha Christie’s Local Connections’ by local historian Judy Dewey, followed by a showing of the vintage 1974 film ‘Murder on the Orient Express’.
  • Saturday  and Sunday at 10am, there will be a ‘Guided Agatha Christie Walk from Wallingford to Cholsey, including single ticket to return on the Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, stopping outside the house where Agatha Christie lived (not accessible to the public). The walk continues to Cholsey churchyard where Agatha Christie is buried.
  • Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm. A Cholsey 1000 Plus event –  a special exhibition of ‘Agatha Christie and Cholsey’ including photographs and documents at the Old School (Day Centre) Church Road, entry is £2, refreshments and light lunches are available.
  • Saturday afternoon, Wallingford Museum ‘Signing and Cyanide’ (including special quiz) and an opportunity to meet Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of Royal Historic Palaces, who will be at the Museum to sign her latest books, ‘A Very British Murder’ .
  • Saturday evening Lucy Worsley will present a talk ‘A Very British Murder’ in St Mary’s Church, Market Place.

Some events are ticketed and only available if booked in advance. For more information: