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Friendly staff at a free museum

I went with my 5 year old grandson and it was quite limited for this age group. Nether the less we... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Christine C
Annecy, France
Fascinating and bigger than it appears

I was really impressed with the museum on a recent visit. I hadn't been for many years and... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Sally H
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1 The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS, England
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve lived in Newbury for a long time but haven’t visited the museum before. We were very impressed with the exhibits and the local history. There’s loads for kids to do including lots of dress up activities. Newbury is a very historic town with loads...More

1  Thank Doffy46
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Not a great deal here to get excited about but some interesting information. great location and building.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the museum with a group of elderly people, some in wheelchairs, some with memory problems. Clare and Dave were excellent hosts.giving us an interesting tour of the main exhibition rooms telling us about the history of Newbury. The building was very accessible, with...More

1  Thank JenniCollinsayli
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Lovely museum giving a history of West Berkshire from pre-historic times to the present. We moved to Newbury recently and it really gave us a wonderful overview of the towns history as well as the surrounding towns and villages and countryside in West Berkshire. Its...More

3  Thank GarryUK
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I went with my 5 year old grandson and it was quite limited for this age group. Nether the less we saw some interesting things in a short, 30 mins, visit. I would certainly go again and I found it very interesting.

1  Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Treat yourself to Newbury's rich history. The museum has been newly refurbished and is a credit to the curator and museum team. A lot of effort has been given to the well presented subjects. Children can dress up and hunt for key museum items and...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

A free museum which is always good news. The exhibitions seem to be regularly updated. The staff are consistently friendly, and the little on site cafe area is very good.

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was really impressed with the museum on a recent visit. I hadn't been for many years and remembered it as a bit dark and fusty. Now it's light, bright and really well curated. They had a great video when you first go in to...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very interesting place with lots of information about the history of Newbury. Great activities for pre school children and holiday activities for school children. Nice little cafe for a cuppa and lovely friendly staff

Thank AnneSkelton
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Took my Grandaughter here last year she is 8years old and found it very exciting dressing up in old clothes and making a Crown colouring in and putting glitter on it It has a very nice Café as well and is a good place on...More

1  Thank Angela C
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wendy b
24 August 2015|
Response from Pimpey |
A bit late in replying, but the Museum is just off the Market Square, and very close to where the Canal boat trips leave. From the coach park, you will walk past the place if heading to town. Long Wharf side style... More
Michelle B
30 March 2015|
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Response from Brian W |
Parking is reasonably good in Newbury but if you are coming to spend a day then the parking can add up as most is chargeable. That said, Sainsbury's on the A339 has an hour free and the museum is a five minute walk. You can... More