How to find us

Shaw House is ideally situated in tranquil surroundings on the north side of Newbury, within an hour’s journey of London, Bristol, Oxford and the South Coast, and just five minutes from the M4/A34 junction. It’s a 25 minute walk from Newbury town centre and is accessible by public transport.

Download a central Newbury and walking map here.

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR 
T: 01635 279279 E: shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk

Opening Times

For Public Visits:
Shaw House is open to the public every weekend between 11 February  - 24 September 2017, 11am – 4pm. Also, throughout the school holidays (except the Christmas holidays) 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday. Please note we are closed on Good Friday.

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the Grade II listed lawns, while our younger visitors can explore the grounds, play amongst the 16th century trees and, if that doesn’t keep them entertained, we also provide giant garden games in the warmer months.

Hip seats, suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years, are available while you explore the House, (please leave pushchairs on the ground floor).

Admission
Shaw House offers FREE admission on its standard public entry.
Charges will remain for activities and special events (these include Family Activity Days, theatre, cinema and fairs).

Our Meeting Spaces
If you are looking for a unique location for conferencing, seminars or meetings then Shaw House is the ideal venue to create an inspiring and productive environment. We have nine stunning rooms, all with their own historic character, plenty of natural daylight and a restful ambience. We can arrange rooms for 2 to 100 delegates depending on your layout specification. Shaw House is open for conference and training bookings throughout the year. Normal opening hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Please visit Shaw House: Venue Hire.

Access
Most areas of Shaw house are accessible to those with limited mobility. We also have dedicated parking and toilet facilities for people with disabilities. Visitors are asked to please leave push chairs on the ground floor. Hip seats suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years are available from reception. Families visiting the Register Officer on the second floor or the café on the ground floor, prams and push chairs are permitted.

Dogs
Only assistance dogs are permitted inside Shaw House. Responsible owners are welcome to bring a dog for a walk around the grounds as longs as they are kept on a lead. Please do not bring dogs with you and then leave them in your car during your visit.

Hearing Loop
A hearing loop is available at reception, if a delegate with hearing aids requires the sound system.

Facilities

Gift Shop
You will find our gift shop adjacent to the reception. We stock a variety of Shaw House gifts and locally-produced items including confectionary, ceramics, Shaw House teddies, scarves and cards.

Café
Shaw House café is located in what used to be the kitchen. The old fireplace and smoke jack can still be seen! Choose from a range of delicious sandwiches and homemade cakes. Please note the café is only open during normal opening hours for the public. If you are using the Register Officer, please call ahead to see if the café will be open during your visit. Visitors are also welcome to picnic in the grounds.

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.

 
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Weekend Opening Times
Normal Opening February 11, 2017 to September 24, 2017 11am to 4pm
Holiday Opening Times
February Half Term February 13, 2017 to February 17, 2017 10am to 4pm
Good Friday April 14, 2017 Closed
Easter Monday April 17, 2017 11am to 4pm
Easter Holidays April 10, 2017 to April 21, 2017 10am to 4pm (Weekdays)
May Bank Holiday May 1, 2017 11am to 4pm
Spring Bank Holiday May 29, 2017 11am to 4pm
May Half Term May 29, 2017 to June 2, 2017 10am to 4pm
Summer Holidays July 24, 2017 to September 1, 2017 10am to 4pm (Weekdays)
August Bank Holiday August 28, 2017 11am to 4pm
October Half Term October 23, 2017 to October 27, 2017 10am to 4pm
Please note: The House is not open at weekends during October Half term or Christmas Holidays. Weekend opening is between February and September.