West Berkshire Council

West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum is currently closed for refurbishment. We will re-open on to the public on Monday 25 August 2014!

There has been a museum in the Cloth Hall in Newbury since 1904, but some of the collections were first put together in the 1840s by the Newbury Literary and Scientific Institute .

Things have changed a bit since then. These days we are a community museum representing the whole of West Berkshire and offering a friendly welcome to visitors, groups and societies. The work of the museum goes on both inside our building and out and about in communities across the district. There are lots of ways to join in - you can:

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Exciting exhibitions, activities and events at West Berkshire Museum
Activities and resources for teachers, parents and learners
Objects, images and audio-visual material with a link to West Berkshire
How to volunteer to work with West Berkshire Museum

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