West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum, Newbury: Address, Phone Number, West Berkshire Museum Reviews: 4/5

West Berkshire Museum
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Peter Davies, Crazy Pete
Aberdare, UK46 contributions
Such a friendly place.
Oct 2021
Fantastic little museum and the café had the most friendly people you could possibly meet. I was only going to pop in for a few minutes but ended up staying for an hour. I often stop in Newbury on my way to and from other places and I will be recommending this place to all my passenger's. Not a full on café with loads of choice but but for a sandwich and a cake at a very reasonably place this is the place to go. Right opposite the toilets and only a few hundred yards from the bus station and coach park.
Written October 25, 2021
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Aaron L
10 contributions
Nice place to visit with some interesting finds
Jul 2021
Very welcoming staff, and very cultural experience. The various exhibits were displayed well with good explanations. If I could offer some constructive feedback it would be the upstairs exhibits felt more as though they were there to fill space whereas the ground floor seemed to contain much better content.
Written July 30, 2021
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Kezzanjane
Kingston upon Thames, UK6 contributions
Such a little gem, thoroughly engaging
Jun 2021 • Couples
We were greeted warmly, and the building is bright airy and beautifully laid out, incredibly interesting, the history is so detailed, and great stories with the artefacts, especially found the exhibition about the different cultural relationships and attitudes to courtship and marriage particularly entertaining and touching, such personal stories and artefacts, truly lovely
We had such a lovely time, many thanks
Written June 24, 2021
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Steve P
Southampton, UK646 contributions
Average but pleasant modern local museum
Dec 2020
Attractive modern local museum in two interesting ancient buildings. The space is used well, but inside you are not aware of the buildings at all, and the museum could be in any building. It's been well fitted out with lifts and cafe and very decent gift shop, and the chap in charge on the day of our visit was warm and friendly. Entry is free. There are typical local displays. Nothing particularly special, and the layout is fairly pedestrian, so this is not a top level museum, however it has a quiet charm. Not worth coming to Newbury for, but if you're in the town, it's worth popping in, unless it's a particularly lovely day, in which case everyone might be happier playing in the park by the Kennet.
Written December 16, 2020
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK454 contributions
Informative
Oct 2020
A free museum but donations welcome. No need to book. Lots to see and do and easily spent a couple of hours looking around. When we visited there was a local art display. Some lovely paintings and photographs on show. This museum had lots of information about the area and is disabled friendly with a lift to the first floor. A small cafe for refreshments and parking nearby
Written October 10, 2020
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Mark T
3 contributions
Excellent :)
Oct 2020 • Couples
Friendly and welcoming team. Very nicely kept. Very interesting. Nice coffee and cakes in the cafe and free entry. Well worth visiting.
Written October 10, 2020
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Valise
54 contributions
One of the best local history museums I have been to.
Sep 2019
Open 5/7 days from 11am to 4pm and free and right by the canal, bus stop, car park and library. Made from 2 Jacobean buildings - the cloth store and the corn store. Very good for kids with a variety of activities. Quite enjoyed the opening section with a topography of West Berks with a film commentary - lasts about 20 minutes. Goes through local history up to the 20th C. Upstairs are changing exhibits. Down the other end is a small gallery - the original - with a history of the building/museum itself. Did not have time to use the café. Looked at the small shop. Then walked by the canal to finish off a very fine day.
Written October 25, 2019
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Paul R
Epping, UK1,164 contributions
Excellent
Oct 2019
What a superb local museum. The staff were extremely warm and friendly, full of knowledge and only too willing to help. The layout is very easy to follow with the displays open and with everything clearly labeled.
The ariel pictures of Berkshire, a 15-minute film was an excellent introduction to our visit.
This is, without doubt, one of the very best local museums I have ever been to.
Written October 4, 2019
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Gordon E
Redditch, UK260 contributions
Full of history
Sep 2019 • Couples
Recently visited Newbury museum and was amazed at the history and artefacts on display which included many finds from the local area. West Berkshire must be congratulated on a wonderful free museum.
Written September 28, 2019
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Paul E
20 contributions
walk through time
Sep 2019
From the first moment we were made to feel welcome, there was a lady who advised that we watch the picture show which lasted 15-20 minutes. his wasa selection of aerial pictures of Berkshire. We then walked around the exhibits these were well documented and varied. spent over an hour walking around, for free
Written September 22, 2019
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