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West Berkshire Museum



The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AS

Tel: 01635 30267

West Berkshire Museum


The museum has benefitted from an amazing £2.26 million transformation which includes restoration of the historic Cloth Hall and Corn Stores, creation of a new link building and visitor facilities, and complete refurbishment of all display and activity spaces to increase the total exhibition area by a third.

In preparation for the works, volunteers checked and packed almost 20,000 artifacts equating to over five tonnes of collection material. The displays in the ten new Story Stores are planned to be changed regularly so every few months so the collections will be used to their full potential. Alongside this museum staff have also been developing and trialling learning opportunities with local schools that will be provided within the new museum.

The museum encourages visitors to discover the past, engage with the present and think about the future of West Berkshire. The facilities are fantastic and the spaces both new and old are inspiring and the team are ready with a very warm welcome.

We are fully accessible for wheelchairs and buggies, and have toilet facilities as well as baby changing facilities. There is a lift at each end of the building and places to sit within the galleries. The museum also has a cafe serving light refreshments.

The museum has a Learning & Participation Officer who, among other things, offers object handling sessions for schools and community groups at the museum and across West Berkshire

Admission is free.

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  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction


Map & Directions

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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