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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
Much Ado About Nothing
The critically acclaimed Watermill Ensemble sashay into the Golden Age of Hollywood with a glamourous new take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy. View event
Classical Music Concert
  • Sunday 28th April 4:00pm until 6:00pm
Tedesca String Quartet Concert in Newbury on Sunday 28th April 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
Lower School Fun Day
  • Saturday 11th May 10:00am until 12:00pm
A free morning of fun and play in the stunning grounds of Horris Hill School 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
Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes with Ladies Day
  • Saturday 18th May 11:00am until 7:00pm
Top quality Group 1 racing with Ladies Day at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 18th May 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
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 29th May 10:00am until 3:00pm
Tree-mendous! - Make and decorate a 3D pre-cut card tree with felt tip pens, foam stickers and other craft materials. View event
Messy Museum Day: Sacred scarabs
  • Friday 31st May 10:00am until 3:00pm
Sacred scarabs – Make a scarab beetle, often found on Ancient Egyptian amulets worn by the living, from air-drying clay and then paint. View event
Swifts in Newbury
  • Friday 28th June 6:30pm until 8:00pm
A talk and walk by local bird expert, Ailsa Claybourn, about these amazing birds who are disappearing from our skies, and how we can help them. View event
  • Saturday 20th July
Summer Fair
  • Sunday 21st July 11:00am until 4:00pm
Enjoy the beauty of summer at Shaw House. Browse over 60 local stalls located on the Great Lawn and enjoy refreshments from our café, bar and caterers. For our younger visitors there will be creative crafts,... View event
Arts Award Explore 2024
  • Thursday 25th July 9:00am until 5:00pm
Become an Arts Award explorer this summer! As an explorer, your child will take part in arts and crafts and find out more about West Berkshire Museum and the Ancient Egyptians as they complete their Arts... View event
Bats at the Museum
  • Friday 26th July 9:30pm until 10:15pm
A walk by local bat expert James Shipman. Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains where they live, how they fly in the dark, and why they are so important and protected by law. View event
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 31st July 10:00am until 3:00pm
Nature rocks! - With paint pens, decorate a painting stone with your favourite animal, minibeast, bird or plant. Take home to display inside or outside. View event
Messy Museum Day: Captivating Cartouches
  • Friday 2nd August 10:00am until 3:00pm
Captivating Cartouches – Cartouches showed the name in hieroglyphics of an important person or God and were thought to protect against evil spirits in this life and the afterlife. Using air-drying clay,... View event
Open Air Sculpture Exhibition
  • Saturday 3rd August, 11:00am - Until Sunday 29th September, 4:00pm
Altered States - The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into an open-air sculpture exhibition where you can discover artworks by acclaimed sculptors in the grounds of this lovely historic... View event
Outdoor theatre: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Sunday 4th August 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Following the success of Twelfth Night, Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be reviving their acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s funniest, most magical comedy of all: A Midsummer Night’s Dream! View event
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 7th August 10:00am until 3:00pm
Fans of Nature - Use felt tip pens to decorate a paper and wooden fan with your favourite animals and plants. Be inspired by the flora and fauna you can find in the garden at Shaw House! View event
Messy Museum Day: Magnificent Mummies
  • Friday 9th August 10:00am until 3:00pm
Magnificent Mummies – Make a person from a wooden dolly peg and modelling dough. Then fully or partially wrap up the person like an Ancient Egyptian mummy using small strips of Mod Roc as bandages. View event
Outdoor theatre: Peter Pan
  • Monday 12th August 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, PETER PAN. View event
Family Activity Day
  • Wednesday 14th August 10:00am until 3:00pm
Floral Fun - Inspired by the flowers in bloom in the garden at Shaw House, make a fridge or magnetic board holder in the shape of a flower. Use a wooden clothes peg, magnet, foam or felt pieces, and colour... View event
Messy Museum Day: Curious Canopics
  • Friday 16th August 10:00am until 3:00pm
Curious Canopics – The Ancient Egyptians used four canopic jars in the mummification process, one for each organ of the body. Make your own mini version of one of these jars from air-drying clay. View event
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