West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s best loved historic buildings – the 17th century Cloth Hall and the old Granary/Corn Stores in the Wharf.
The museum explores stories of life in our area, from pre-history to today. We do this through our 10 regularly changing galleries as well as through activities and events. We are a modern, community museum working with, listening to and welcoming everyone who lives, works in or visits West Berkshire.
The museum’s Learning and Participation Service is relatively new and we are developing new learning activities all the time. Currently we offer sessions/workshops for key stages 1-3 (museum and outreach), loan boxes and resource packs , museum visits and trails.
The museum café serves hot drinks, including freshly made coffee and hot chocolate. Cold drinks in adult or child portions are also available. Offering a range of cakes and slices made by a local baker in addition to several gluten free options. Allergy advice is available from our staff. The café operates a loyalty scheme so don’t forget to pick up your card.
The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. There are lifts at each end of the building. Floors are tiles or hardwood and galleries are designed to allow a wheelchair user free movement around the displays.
The Welcome area is accessible by a ramp. The shop has a step but level access is available by entering and exiting through the same door and entering the rest of the Welcome area by the ramp.
Address: The Wharf, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 5AS
Telephone: 01635 519562