This community museum explores West Berkshire's past, present and future.

Established in 1904, is housed in two of Newbury's most historic buildings, the 17th-century Cloth Hall and the Corn Stores (or Granary). The Cloth Hall was built in 1626-1627 by Richard Emmes, a master carpenter of Speenhamland for The Newbury Corporation as a textile factory. It was subsequently used as a workhouse, hospital and school before being used for storing corn from 1829 until its conversion to a museum.

The museum is community led, with groups and societies making their own exhibitions for display.


West Berkshire Museum

The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AS

01635 519562

Website

Opening times

Wed – Sun and Bank Holidays, 10am – 4pm Closed Mon and Tues


Exhibitions nearby

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