Our permanent exhibition tells the story of West Berkshire. From the rocks under our feet to the stories of the people who have lived here; our early ancestors, to well known characters like Jack of Newbury to our most recent family: they have created the towns and villages, roads and canals, fields and farms, industries, pastimes and organisations that we know today.

Entry is free but donations are most welcome as it helps us to buy new items to display, maintain our historic buildings and conserve our collections.

Our second floor galleries host a series of special exhibitions, along with Gallery 5 which can be hired to display original artwork, sculpture and crafts. We also run a year round programme of talks and family activities; for event listings please visit What’s On.

You can take a virtual tour of West Berkshire Museum and explore the galleries from the comfort of your home.