Museum Exhibitions

What’s On -

Special Exhibition: Artikinesis Springtime Art Exhibition | 29 March 10:00

Original artwork inspired by the region from five local artists, each with their own individual, creative style. Gallery 5 Runs: 29 March – 23 April Our second floor galleries host...

Special Exhibition: Boxford Masques | 01 November 10:00

The Boxford Masques is a large scale community theatre performance held in the grounds of Welford Park, the next show will be in late July 2017. The Masques were originally...

Special Exhibition: Photographs and Jewellery | 26 April 10:00

A joint exhibition of stunning photographs and unique jewellery from Open Studios artists Simon Ball and Jo Arkell. Gallery 5 Runs: 26 April – 21 May Our second floor galleries...

Special Exhibition: Cover to Cover | 29 April 10:00

A display of 30 sketchbooks each on a theme that have been exchanged amongst Open Studios artists for a period of 6 months.  The results are fascinating, showing the transformation...

Special Exhibition: Thatcham Remembered | 01 November 10:00

The Thatcham Remembered exhibition features photographs from the museum collection, including many images of buildings which have since been demolished.  The images cover several themes from education, public occasions and streets...

Special Exhibition: Home-Start West Berkshire | 24 May 10:00

An exhibition presented by Home-Start West Berkshire to celebrate 100 years of parenting. Gallery 5 Runs: 24 May  - 2 July Our second floor galleries host a series of special...

Special Exhibition: Newbury Camera Club | 05 July 10:00

The camera club present a new collection of spectacular prints for their new 2017 exhibition. Gallery 5 Runs: 5 July – 31 July Our second floor galleries host a series...

Special Exhibition: Newbury Art Group | 02 August 10:00

Work from the museum collection chosen by the Newbury Art Group.  Members will be sketching in the galleries every Wednesday during the exhibition 11am-3pm. Gallery 5 Runs: 2 August –...

Special Exhibition: The Lie of the Land | 01 November 10:00

An exhibition of landscape paintings from the museum’s collection that have taken inspiration from West Berkshire’s beautiful and varied countryside, dating from the 19th century until the present day. The...

Special Exhibition: Trophies and Tractors | 30 June 10:00

A look at the history of the Royal County of Berkshire Show, from its humble beginnings in 1909 to today’s highly respected agricultural and rural event. Gallery 6 Runs 30 June...

Special Exhibition: Warm and Wacky | 29 August 10:00

New work from the Kennet Valley Weavers, Spinners & Dyers the group will also be running free workshops at the museum throughout August, see workshop listings. Gallery 5 Runs: 30...

Special Exhibition: Something Old, Something New | 01 November 10:00

Marriage and weddings have been at the heart of society for centuries but practice and tradition have changed. One long standing tradition that remains at the heart of wedding ceremonies...

Special Exhibition: Cabinets of Curiosity | 01 November 10:00

Taking inspiration from the long history of ‘Cabinets of Curiosity’, we have gathered together our own collection of strange and wonderful things from the collection. Gallery 10 Runs until 31 December...

Special Exhibition: Crime and Punishment | 01 May 10:00

A history of crime in West Berkshire with illustrated accounts of crime and punishment from the Martyrs of Newbury to the last use of stocks in the local area. Gallery 7...