West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum provides a community-based heritage service for the district. The ground floor exhibition tells the story of West Berkshire from the rocks under our feet to the stories of the people who have lived here. Our second floor galleries host a series of special exhibitions, along with Gallery 5, which can be hired to display original artwork, sculpture and crafts. We also run a year-round programme of talks and family activities.

Entry is free but donations are most welcome. Donations help us to maintain our historic buildings and to care and develop our collections.

You can take a virtual tour of West Berkshire Museum and explore the galleries from the comfort of your home: https://www.westberkshireheritage.org/west-berkshire-museum-plan-your-visit

You can also plan your in-person visit and find out more information about West Berkshire Museum: https://www.westberkshireheritage.org

What we do

Manage a community-led museum with plenty of volunteering opportunities, including archaeology expertise, resources and information. If you are interested in finding out more about the current volunteering opportunities, please complete a referral.

Manage venue hire of the Cloth Hall and Long Room for meetings and adult art and craft workshops. If you are interested in hiring one of these rooms for your community group or society to meet or to hold an art and craft workshop then please complete a referral.

Work with local schools. If you are a local educator interested in finding out more about what the museum's learning and participation service can offer, please complete a referral.

Work with community groups and societies. If you are a local community group or society interested in hiring Gallery 5 and/or working with us on a future project or special exhibition, please complete a referral.

Provide a year round programme of cultural and heritage events and activities. If you have a suggestion about our future events programme or can contribute to it in any way, please complete a referral.

Our vision is to ensure that our local heritage is shared, celebrated and explored by people within West Berkshire and beyond.

Our mission is to increase accessibility and understanding of our cultural heritage. We aim to protect and conserve our assets and collections for future generations to enjoy.

Service statistics
Usually replies in 8 minutes
Arts and creative classes
Activities for children and young people
Arts organisations and events
Additional needs catered for:
Wheelchair accessible
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Disclaimer: Please note that services on the Joy Marketplace are independent and are not necessarily endorsed by your locality/area.