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Exhibition: From the Nile to Newbury
  • Wednesday 15th November, 10:00am - Until Monday 18th November, 4:00pm
Explore the artefacts of an ancient civilization and how they came to Newbury. View event
Sherlock Holmes and the Poison Wood
  • Monday 26th February, 7:30pm - Until Saturday 16th March, 9:35pm
A new whip-smart and wickedly funny rock musical. View event
Sherlock Holmes and the Poison Wood
A new whip-smart and wickedly funny rock musical. View event
Local History Course: Churches, Castles and Commons
The Newbury area in the medieval period – with David Peacock. View event
Mini Messy Museum
Held over five consecutive Wednesday mornings, is our art and craft session, Mini Messy Museum, for 2 to 5 years. View event
A 17th Century Day Out at Shaw House
  • Saturday 9th March 11:00am until 4:00pm
Immerse yourself in history with a day out in the 17th Century with The Earl Rivers Regiment Muster (Members of The Sealed Knot). View event
Newbury Chamber Choir: My Spirit Sang All Day
  • Saturday 9th March 6:00pm until 7:15pm
A selection of songs by Finzi, Elgar, Parry, Stanford and Thiman. Musical Director Ben de Souza View event
Museum guided tours
  • Saturday 16th March 10:30am until 2:45pm
Join a member of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) for a free guided tour of the special exhibition ‘From the Nile to Newbury: Exploring Life and Death in Ancient Egypt’. View event
Talk: The Kennet and Avon Canal: Connecting with Wildlife
  • Wednesday 20th March 1:00pm until 2:00pm
Our waterways are a vital network for wildlife across the countryside, especially near villages and towns. The Kennet and Avon Canal is a thriving corridor for nature and people linking important wetland... View event
Talk: The Kennet and Avon Canal: Connecting with Wildlife
  • Wednesday 20th March 1:00pm until 2:00pm
Our waterways are a vital network for wildlife across the countryside, especially near villages and towns. The Kennet and Avon Canal is a thriving corridor for nature and people linking important wetland... View event
Talk: Ancient Egypt's Religious
  • Wednesday 20th March 7:00pm until 8:00pm
The changes in state religion instigated by the pharaoh Akhenaten can be considered revolutionary. View event
Increasing Mental Strength and Stability
  • Thursday 21st March 7:30pm until 8:45pm
Learn meditations and positive thinking that enable us to stay calm, cool and collected even when things go wrong around us. View event
Witty Ditties: 400 Years of Comic Song
  • Saturday 23rd March 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Following on from their acclaimed show A Brief History of Music, GreenMatthews bring you a new show which explores our rich history of witty wordplay and melodic mirth. View event
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 3rd April 10:00am until 3:00pm
Lucky dip! - Choose a ceramic item from a small selection, including a bunny, bird, pumpkin, and star (selection subject to availability on the day), to decorate with paint pens and then take home to display. View event
Movie in the Hall: Matilda the Musical
  • Tuesday 9th April 10:00am until 1:00pm
Matilda tells the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand to change her story with miraculous results. View event
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 10th April 10:00am until 3:00pm
Rocking Rooster - Make a rocking rooster or pecking hen from a brightly coloured paper plate, wiggle and sticker eyes, feathers and tissue paper. Once complete, watch it rock or peck! View event
Bunny Trail
  • Saturday 13th April 11:00am until 1:00pm
Explore Shaw House and follow the clues to find all the bunnies hidden around the historic rooms. View event
Love Local Artisan Fair
  • Sunday 14th April 11:00am until 3:00pm
Join us to celebrate all things local and explore unique craft from over 70 businesses from the area. From homeware, garden goods, and clothing to jewellery, food, and drink; there will be plenty for everyone. View event
Talk: From Nile to Newbury
  • Wednesday 17th April 1:00pm until 2:00pm
The story of how West Berkshire Museum ended up with its own Egyptology Collection. Harold Peake was the first curator of the museum in Newbury. He was very keen that the displays should show the whole... View event
Talk: Religion and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
  • Wednesday 17th April 7:00pm until 8:00pm
So much of what we know about ancient Egyptian society comes from their tombs. View event
Museum guided tours
  • Saturday 20th April 10:30am until 11:15am
Join a member of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) for a free guided tour of the special exhibition ‘From the Nile to Newbury: Exploring Life and Death in Ancient Egypt’. View event
A Royal Visit from the Tower Princess
  • Sunday 5th May 11:00am until 4:00pm
Let your hair down and enjoy a royal visit from the tower princess and her roguish prince! With a fun sing-a-long, themed games and story time. View event
Museum guided tours
  • Wednesday 15th May 10:30am until 11:00am
Join a member of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) for a free guided tour of the special exhibition ‘From the Nile to Newbury: Exploring Life and Death in Ancient Egypt’. View event
Commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day
  • Wednesday 22nd May, 10:00am - Until Sunday 2nd June, 4:00pm
To commemorate the 80th anniversary year of D-Day West Berkshire Museum will be screening Working in Shadows, an archive film of workers at Elliotts of Newbury during the Second World War. View event
LGBTQ+ Family Morning
  • Monday 27th May 10:30am until 12:00pm
Join us for a relaxed morning in the Museum’s Long Room, providing a safe space for local LGBTQ+ families to meet one another and be involved in a creative activity. View event
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