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Shaw House

Church End, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR
Date and Time
9 - 10 September 2023
11:00am - 4:00pm

Join us in the Great Hall for introductory talks about the history of the House at 11.30am, 12.30, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and then explore the House, exhibition rooms and our historic costume exhibition ‘Dressed for Shaw’ and the English Civil War arms.

Visitors can also pre-book to visit to the Elizabethan bake house which was discovered during restoration and is one of the very special features of Shaw House. Public access is not usually possible due to its location below the café but during the open days you will have the chance to climb below the ground floor and discover the well preserved elements of the 16th century kitchen.
The bake house viewings must be pre-booked online and spaces will be limited. Access is via a descending fixed ladder (see link below) which has a handrail on both sides. Anyone booking to visit the bake house must be physically capable of completing this manoeuvre as there is no alternative entry/exit.

Bake house viewings: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (30 minute duration), free but booking essential.

There is no need to book for the introductory talks or to explore the rest of the House and exhibitions.
Please note that the café service on these days will be limited in order to create safe access to the bake house.

Event Times

Saturday 9 September: 11am - 4pm
Sunday 10 September: 11am - 4pm

Booking Details

No booking required

Additional Information

Max 30 people per tour/session. Introduction talk approx 15 mins, self guided tour around Shaw House between 45 mins - 2 hours. Contact for the day: 01635 279279

Event organiser is West Berkshire Heritage.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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