Shaw House

What’s On -

SOLD OUT: Bridal Flowers: Corsages and Bouquets | 20 June 18:15

In this workshop you will start by making a simple wired corsage and then go on to make a classic hand tied bouquet with seasonal flowers which can be used for a...

Summer Fair | 15 July 11:00

Come and share the beautiful surroundings of Shaw House and enjoy all the fun of the Summer Fair, with craft stalls, bouncy castle, children's rides and fun dog show. We will...

Workshop: Symmetrical Flower Arrangements | 18 July 13:00

Join us at this fun summer workshop and learn how to make a classic symmetrical triangle design - a front facing design which is often seen at receptions and functions....

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 25 July 10:00

Ruffing it with the Elizabethans 10am - 3.30pm Make a bejewelled Elizabethan ruff, a large collar worn around the neck by fashionable Tudors, out of card, gems and other craft...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 27 July 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 01 August 10:00

Make a Tudor character mask on a wooden stick from a variety of craft materials. There will be a free Tudor-themed activity trail available too. Children under 16 must be...

Open Air Cinema – The Lost Boys | 02 August 19:00

Join us for the ultimate open air cinema experience with a choice of comfy deckchairs or beanbags to relax on and watch the film, plus fantastic food and drink options...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 03 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Open Air Cinema – The Greatest Showman | 03 August 19:00

Join us for the ultimate open air cinema experience with a choice of comfy deckchairs or beanbags to relax on and watch the film, plus fantastic food and drink options...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 08 August 10:00

Costumed courtiers 10am - 3.30pm Make a Tudor lady or gentleman fit for the Elizabethan court, from a craft roll, polystyrene ball, fabric, Deco pens and other craft materials.  ...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 10 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Peter Pan – Outdoor Theatre | 13 August 18:00

Immersion Theatre invite you to soar away to Neverland as they proudly bring their trademark energy to their most magical musical to date, PETER PAN. Get ready to think happy...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 15 August 10:00

Glorious gardens Make a collage of a Tudor garden on a panel or canvas using a variety of craft materials. There will be a free Tudor-themed activity trail available too....

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 17 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 22 August 10:00

Terrific tygs 10am - 3.30pm  Make a Tudor tyg, a many handled sharing cup, from air-drying clay. Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be made available for the messier activities....

Summer: Arts Award Explore | 26 July 10:00

Don’t be bored this summer – come to West Berkshire Museum’s art and craft holiday club on Thursday mornings (10.30am-11.45am) for five weeks and be an Arts Award Explorer; this...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 24 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Family Activity Day: Terrific Tudors | 29 August 10:00

Make a stained glass window-effect Tudor Rose design using coloured cellophane and tissue paper. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 31 August 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Heritage Open Days | 15 September 11:00

Join us in the Great Hall for introductory talks about the history of the House. At 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm and visitors will be able to self navigate their...

Wedding Fair | 07 October 11:00

Try, buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day. With over 40 specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and wedding venues, this is the ultimate...

Choose Happiness – Meditation and Mindfulness Course | 18 October 19:15

Each and every one us has the capacity to tap into an endless supply of inner peace and happiness. Meditation and mindfulness presents the techniques for training the mind that...

Workshop: Autumn Flowers | 19 October 10:00

The vibrant colours of autumn are here. Create your own bespoke pumpkin arrangement or if you prefer a table or door wreath with autumn flowers using an oasis wreath frame....

Family Workshop: Halloween Wreath Making | 22 October 10:00

Come along to make a spooky wreath for your door or party. You will be provided with a metal wreath frame and there will be a selection of decorations from...

Family Activity Day | 24 October 10:00

Perfect pumpkins Using porcelain pens, decorate a ceramic pumpkin tealight holder, this will make a fantastic Halloween decoration for your home. New Halloween house trail also available. Children under 16...

Little Red Robin Hood – Indoor Puppet Theatre | 25 October 14:00

A long time ago in a deep dark wood, Lived a brave strong lad who loved Grandma's pud, And his name was Little Red Robin Hood! A merry mix up...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 26 October 14:00

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and...

Halloween Party Night | 31 October 18:20

Join us for a night of spooky fun! With Halloween trails, apple bobbing and snapping in the grounds. Plus indoor crafts, ghostly story time and trick or treating throughout the...

The Men Who Marched Away | 04 November 19:00

Created to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Great War, acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews use music and song to tell the story of ‘The War to End...

Workshop: Personalised Picture & Photograph Mounting | 12 November 12:00

Using your own pictures or special photographs, learn to cut and decorate window mounts to create a wonderful personal addition to your home or a thoughtful gift for a loved...

Workshop: Silk Painted Christmas Cards | 19 November 10:30

Create your own silk painted Christmas cards using iron-fix silk paints.  You will be shown techniques including blending and tinting to build up your own unique cards using pre-outlined festive...

Christmas Fair & Children’s Parties | 02 December 11:00

Christmas Fair   |  Sunday 2 December  |  11am – 4pm If you are looking for unique and creative Christmas gifts then the Christmas Fair is not to be missed! We have...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 04 December 10:00

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshop: Christmas Wreath Making | 05 December 10:00

Join us at this fun and create workshop and make your own festive door wreath. The wire frame, moss, seasonal foliage and selection of decorations from dried oranges, chillies and limes to...

Workshop: Decopatch for Christmas | 10 December 10:30

Enjoy the art of decopatch in this festive workshop. Using specialist decopatch papers, create beautiful designs on baubles, boxes and more! You will even have to opportunity to personalize an...

Sing for Fun Community Choir | 14 December 19:00

Come along for an uplifting evening of festive music. The programme will be packed full of popular seasonal songs that will bring back happy memories for people of all ages....

A Brief History of Christmas | 17 December 19:30

600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs...

Workshop: Christmas Table Flower Arrangements | 19 December 10:00

As Christmas draws near we begin to plan our festive table. You will create your own personalised Christmas table arrangement with three choices; the classic rectangular arrangement to suit a...

Old Christmas Return’d! | 20 December 19:30

Seasonal Tudor Music and Songs We welcome Piva back to Shaw House where they will be performing a wide range of authentic period instruments such as shawms, cornett and recorders,...

Concert: Cloaked in Secrecy | 10 February 14:00

Subterfuge, scandals, and seafaring shenanigans Award winning early music ensemble Charivari Agréable return to Shaw House with their new programme of words and music to commemorate the 400th anniversary of...

Family Activity Day | 20 February 10:00

Beautiful birds Using porcelain pens, decorate a ceramic bird. A new house trail will also be available. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need...