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Shaw House

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Address: Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
Phone Number: 01635 279279
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Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan...

Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan building was recently restored through a £6million project. The stories and characters from Shaw House’s varied past are bought to life in the new exhibition. An ideal day out for families; Wheelie Do activities are located throughout the house, with activities from designing the gardens to playing our Civil War board game. Exciting and varied events program. Open most weekends.

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Having moved into the area recently, I hadn't had chance to visit! We went along to one of the open days & got taken around by a very pleasant guide - who knew all the history of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hannah G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having moved into the area recently, I hadn't had chance to visit! We went along to one of the open days & got taken around by a very pleasant guide - who knew all the history of previous owners etc. Will definitely be popping back for some of their other events.

Thank Hannah G
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Since its refurb a real lovely place I would recommend a visit, surprising how big it is. We got married there just a few years ago & decided to re-visit.

2 Thank Anne G
Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The company I work for use this venue for their training courses. The staff are very friendly, the rooms are beautiful, lunches are nice and the parking's great

Thank CaroleBL61
Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a rainy day and there was plenty for the kids to do. We had a staff member give us (the adults) a complete history of the place which I thought was very interesting if you like local history. The children enjoyed the interactive boards and dressing up. We also made some family bunting in the craft... More 

Thank Aussiebrit1968
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The building is lovely, in nice grounds. It has some interesting displays inside. It has some great events happen there too.

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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I attended here for a week & a half for a business meeting involving a reasonably large group. They have different suites to accommodate different group sizes, refreshments were great. They host weddings too & the historical importance of the listed building made it educational too.

Thank baze187
Newbury Berkshire
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I got married at Shaw house the decor is lovely and the gardens are beautiful it is also full of history this really is a beautiful building and one worth a visit

2 Thank Kathy536
Saint-Cyprien, France
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95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My son married at this venue last month. Beautiful setting and very lovely old house. Impressive place for a wedding.

1 Thank Carol D
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Having visited Newbury on several previous occasions, it was a surprise and delight to visit Shaw House for the first time. The architecture is delightful, and with a fascinating history (including its role in the second battle of Newbury in 1644), and more recent vicissitudes, the careful restoration in recent years make a visit very rewarding. We particularly liked the... More 

3 Thank Judith A
Cardiff, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Shaw House is used as Council working space, so it’s mainly open to the public only at weekends, from mid-February to the end of September. If you visit, don’t expect a national Trust type of experience, but it does have free parking. You get to wander around rooms in the restored house, which is very impressive, but without the usual... More 

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