Shaw House

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10/09/2022 11:00 - 11/09/2022 16:00
Shaw House
Phone: Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information on 01635 279279
Address: Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2DR

Shaw House

Shaw House was built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman. This fine Elizabethan building was home to successive Dolman families, the flamboyant Duke of Chandos and the Andrews, Eyre and Farquhar families.

Join them in the Great Hall for introductory talks about the history of the House at 1130, 1230, 1330 and 14.30 before exploring the House, exhibition rooms and their historic costume exhibition ‘Dressed for Shaw’ and the English Civil War arms and armoury exhibition ‘Dressed for Battle’.

Visitors can also pre-book a visit to the Elizabethan bake house, which was discovered during restoration and is one of the very special features of Shaw House. Public access is not usually possible due to its location below the café but during the open days, you will have the chance to climb below the ground floor and discover the well preserved elements of the 16th century kitchen.

The bake house viewings must be pre-booked online and spaces will be limited. Access is via a descending fixed ladder (see link below) which has a handrail on both sides. Anyone looking to visit the bake house must be physically capable of completing this manoeuvre as there is no alternative entry/exit. Bake house viewings: 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500 (30 minute duration), please see below for booking details.

Please note that the café service on these days will be limited in order to create safe access to the bake house.

Please visit the organisers directly

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