West Berkshire Museum

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.

Lives and Landscapes
Our permanent exhibition tells the story of West Berkshire, from the rocks under our feet to the stories of the people who have lived here. Our early unnamed ancestors, well known characters like Jack of Newbury and our most recent families - together they have created the towns and villages, roads and canals, fields and farms, industries, pastimes and organisations that we know today.

This exhibition looks at historic local events which have had international resonance such as the Greenham Common protests and national events such as the battles of Newbury which are featured alongside quieter leisure pursuits such as horse racing and theatre going.

For information about how to find us please visit Plan Your Visit.

Who to contact

West Berkshire Museum

Where to go

Newbury District Museum
1 The Wharf
RG14 5AS

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Wednesdays to Sunday 10.00 to 16.00; Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays from 10.00 to 16.00;

Other Details


Free admission.


Age Ranges
Other notes

Open from 10.00 to 16.00 Wednesday to Sunday, Open on Bank Holiday Monday's from 10.00 to 16.00 otherwise closed on Monday's and Tuesdays.

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