About Us

Providing a community based heritage service for
West Berkshire and beyond.

West Berkshire Heritage is a service provided by West Berkshire Council committed to safeguarding the local heritage whilst supporting education and encouraging community involvement. The service includes Shaw House, the West Berkshire Museum, archaeological and cultural information, advice and guidance.

What we do

Manage a community-led museum with plenty of volunteering opportunities, including archaeology expertise, resources and information. Provide a year round programme of cultural and heritage events and activities. Provide a professional service for conferences, seminars and training and manage venue hire for Shaw House and West Berkshire Museum. Work with local schools and community groups.

Our vision is to ensure that our local heritage is shared, celebrated and explored by people within West Berkshire and beyond.

Our mission is to increase accessibility and understanding of our cultural heritage. We aim to protect and conserve our assets and collections for future generations to enjoy.