The museum’s 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 ancestors, to well know characters like Jack of Newbury to our most recent family: they have created the towns and villages, roads and canals, fields and farms, industries, pastimes and organisations that we know today.

Entry is free but donations are most welcome as it helps to buy new items to display, maintain their historic buildings and conserve their collections.

Their second floor galleries host a series of special exhibitions, along with Gallery 5 which can be hired to display original artwork, sculpture and crafts. They also run a year round programme of talks and family activities; for event listings please visit What’s On.