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Family Discovery Day | 01 April 11:00

Join us for a fun packed day at the museum where you can explore what is on offer for families with a series of free medieval themed activities. 11.00-11.30am Experience...

Spring Food and Craft Fair at Shaw House | 02 April 11:00

Shaw House 2nd April 2017, 11am - 4pm Spring is in the air and we are celebrating with the launch of our new Spring Food and Craft Fair. The House will...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 05 April 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 05 April 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Blaze’s Buddies | 06 April 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 6th April, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is squirrels. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

Greenham: War and Peace: Silk Banner Painting | 29 March 10:00

Join artist Ali Pretty as she waxes and paints 10 beautiful giant silk banners that tell the amazing story of Greenham Common. Dates:   Wednesday 29th March to Friday 31st...

Wild About Plants | 11 April 10:00

Shaw House Tuesday 11th April (and Tuesday 18th April) 10am – 1pm Come along for this fun packed session and learn about the importance of planting wildflowers with local charity Growing...

Family Activity Day | 12 April 10:00

  Shaw House 12th April 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Theme: Springtime animals Make a Springtime animal – rabbit or chick – out of a polystyrene egg and other craft materials....

Family Activity Day | 13 April 10:00

West Berkshire Museum 13th April 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme: Egg decorating Make and decorate a polystyrene egg with Deco pens, sequins and sequin pins. Finish with a loop of...

Wild About Plants | 18 April 10:00

Shaw House Tuesday 18th April (and Tuesday 11th April) 10am – 1pm Come along for this fun packed session and learn about the importance of planting wildflowers with local charity Growing...

Family Activity Day | 19 April 10:00

Shaw House 19th April 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Theme: Cool coasters Decorate a coaster using Deco pens. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are...

Family Activity Day | 20 April 10:00

West Berkshire Museum 20th April 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme:  Crazy Craft Days There will be at least three crafts to choose from each day (while stocks last). You can...

Family Activity Day | 21 April 10:00

West Berkshire Museum 21st April 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme:  Crazy Craft Days There will be at least three crafts to choose from each day (while stocks last). You can...

Local Heritage Roadshow | 22 April 10:00

Saturday 22nd April, 10am - 4pm West Berkshire Museum Pop in to the museum and find out more about the many local clubs, groups and societies in the area dedicated...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 03 May 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 03 May 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Blaze’s Buddies | 04 May 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 4th May, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is teapots. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

Linking the Landscape: Bats at the Museum | 05 May 20:00

  West Berkshire Museum 5th May 2017, 8pm – 9.30pm Did you know one bat can eat 3000 insects in a night? Find out lots more amazing facts about bats on...

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition at Shaw House | 29 April 11:00

Saturday 29th April - Tuesday 30th May 2017 Shaw House The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into a sculpture trail where you can discover artworks by local...

Family Activity Day | 31 May 10:00

Shaw House 31st May 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Theme: Marvellous mini beasts Make a mini beast (bug) of your choice out of a selection of polystyrene shapes, pipe cleaners, Deco...

The Pied Piper – Indoor Puppet Theatre | 01 June 14:00

Presented by Norwich Puppet Theatre June 1st 2017 House and cafe open from 10am, performance 2pm When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands...

Family Activity Day | 01 June 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 1st June 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme: Messy Museum Days,  Beautiful brooches Make a jewelled Anglo Saxon brooch from modelling clay, gems, gold paint and badge pin. Then...

Family Activity Day | 02 June 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 2nd June 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme: Messy Museum Days,  Beautiful brooches Make a jewelled Anglo Saxon brooch from modelling clay, gems, gold paint and badge pin. Then...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 07 June 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 07 June 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Blaze’s Buddies | 08 June 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 8th June, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is otters. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 05 July 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 05 July 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Blaze’s Buddies | 06 July 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 6th July, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is puppets. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

Family Activity Day | 26 July 10:00

Shaw House 26th July 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Wise Owls - Make an owl of...

Family Activity Day | 28 July 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 28th July 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Cave art Do some cave painting on a clay tile using twigs,...

Family Activity Day | 02 August 10:00

Shaw House 2nd August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Happy hedgehogs - Make a pom...

Family Activity Day | 04 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 4th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Go potty! Make a Neolithic pot from clay using some replica ones as...

Family Activity Day | 09 August 10:00

Shaw House 9th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Pop-up puppets - Make a pop-up puppet...

Family Activity Day | 11 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 11th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Magnificent mummies Make a mummy out of a clothes peg, modelling clay...

The Wind in the Willows – Outdoor Theatre | 14 August 18:00

Award-nominated Immersion Theatre brings a spectacular musical adaptation of the classic, "The Wind in the Willows" to Shaw House this summer. Monday 14th August Gates open 5pm, performance 6pm Pack...

Family Activity Day | 16 August 10:00

Shaw House 16th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Pebble creatures - make and paint using...

Family Activity Day | 18 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 18th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Face it! Make a dace out of clay using replica Medieval and...

Family Activity Day | 23 August 10:00

Shaw House 23rd August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days Beautiful birds - Decorate a ceramic bird hanging decoration – perhaps draw one you’ve seen in Shaw...

Family Activity Day | 25 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 25th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Write stuff! Make a quill from a variety of craft materials and...

Family Activity Day | 30 August 10:00

Shaw House 30th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Dragonfly fridge magnets - Make a...

Family Activity Day | 01 September 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 1st September 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Mini masterpieces Paint in the style of Claude Monet and produce your...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 06 September 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 06 September 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 04 October 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 04 October 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...