Plan your visit

How to find us

The Wharf, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 5AS
T: 01635 519562 E: museum@westberks.gov.uk

Download a central Newbury and walking map here.

On foot

The museum is located on the Wharf just off Newbury Market Place and close to the Kennet and Avon Canal.

By car

We are just off the Sainsbury’s roundabout on the main road through Newbury - A339. The museum is close to several pay and display car parks including Bear Lane and The Wharf.

By bus or train

We are only a short walk from the town centre bus stops and Newbury Railway Station.

By boat

We are close to moorings in Victoria Park and about 10 minute’s walk along the towpath from the marina.

Accessibility

The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility. There are lifts at each end of the building. Floors are tiles or hardwood and galleries are designed to allow a wheelchair user free movement around the displays.

The Welcome area is accessible by a ramp. The shop has a step but level access is available by entering and exiting through the same door and entering the rest of the Welcome area by the ramp.

Our panels and exhibition labels are printed in accordance with readability guidelines. We can also provide large print versions for most exhibitions. If there isn’t one in the gallery, please ask.

We have a set of evacuation procedures and should you require it someone will assist you with evacuation either out of the building or to a refuge. We have evac. chairs to assist.

If you would like somewhere quiet to sit, please ask our staff. There are seats in most galleries.

We welcome assistance dogs.

Photography and filming

You are welcome to take photographs for personal use. Feel free to share them on social media. Please do not use a flash or tripod.

We can accommodate professional filming and photo shoots. These must be booked in advance and a charge will be made. Please contact us to discuss museum@westberks.gov.uk

Credit Card Charges

Please note that from 1st April 2016, a charge of 1.75% will be applied when paying by credit card. Payments by debit card are not affected.

 

 

 

Entry to the museum is FREE.

Opening hours:

Monday Closed (except Bank Holidays)
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Open 10am – 4pm
Thursday Open 10am – 4pm
Friday Open 10am – 4pm
Saturday Open 10am – 4pm
Sunday Open 10am – 4pm