Often described as a hidden gem, we are located in tranquil surroundings on the north edge of Newbury. Shaw House is a Grade I listed multi-purpose event venue which is also open for the public to explore during school holidays and at weekends between February and September every year.
08/08/2022 - 31/08/2022 All day
Shaw House is open to the public during school holidays and weekends from February to September. FREE admission. Shaw House is also host to a year round programme
of events, with Family Activity Days taking
place every Wednesday.In August they have:
Create a musketeer from a clothes peg and other craft materials, then decide if they are they a Roundhead (Parliamentarian) or a Cavalier (Royalist)
Construct and colour in a wooden dinosaur.
Decorate your own felt hand puppet, using self-adhesive felt pieces, as the character of your choice.
Make a dinosaur footprint in clay and then use Plaster of Paris to make a cast of it.
Make and decorate a helmet mask that is similar in style to those worn during the Civil War.
Make a large ammonite from air-drying clay and then paint it.
Decorate a hat with pens, stickers and a feather to make a cavalier-style hat for a solider in the Civil War.
Print a forest of ferns using a printing tile, ink and a calico sheet or cartridge paper.
West Berkshire Museum offers FREE admission. The museum explores stories of life in our area, frompre-history to today, along with regularly changing special exhibitions. Messy Museum Days take place every Friday throughout the summer holidays, just £2 per child.
14/08/2022 10:00 - 14/08/2022 16:00
Antiques and Brocante Market
A welcome return for the unique French style Brocante market, offering antiques, vintage, retro, bric-a-brac and decorative arts items plus vinyl records on the Great Lawn at Shaw House.
A great day out for all the family with free entry to explore the House. Street food will be available outside plus light refreshments from the café and pre-prepared picnics are available to order from the Shaw House café (see separate website listing).
Sunday 29 May & 14 August | 10am – 4pm
No need to book | Free | Outdoor event
ACVR Events run regular, a niche events in market towns in Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey. For stall holder enquiries please visit their website here.
17/08/2022 18:00 - 17/08/2022 22:00
Outdoor Theatre: Rapunzal | West Berkshire Villagers
Let your hair down and get tangled in a brand-new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, RAPUNZEL!
Immersion Theatre proudly presents a witty, pantomimic, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the family favourite complete with a laugh out loud script, a host of catchy songs, heaps of audience interaction, and an exciting array of larger-than-life characters.
With magic and mayhem throughout and a chance to meet the characters after the show, this is one hair-raising adventure your family won’t want to miss!
Performance approx. 1hr 40 mins (plus 20 minute interval).
Please bring your own seating/rug, warm clothes and picnic. The café will be open selling snacks, drinks and ice cream.
Wednesday 17 August | Gates 5pm | Performance 6pm | Adults £13, Child £9
26/08/2022 20:30 - 27/08/2022 21:15
A walk by local bat expert James Shipman about the life of these amazing creatures. Did you know bats can live for up to 30 years? James explains where they live, how they fly in the dark, and why they are so important and protected by law.
After a brief talk outside the Museum, James will help us see and hear several species that emerge at dusk nearby (weather dependent).
Please note: Places are limited. There will be no access to West Berkshire Museum before, during or after the event.
The meeting point for the walk is at the front of the Museum, outside the main entrance (on the wide pavement). The event starts at 8.30pm.
Friday 26 August | 8.30pm - 9.15pm | West Berkshire Museum | £5
01/09/2022 20:15 - 01/09/2022 22:15
Open Air Cinema: No Time To Die
Summer Screens presents an evening of cinema under the stars at Shaw House.
Guests can expect beautiful sunsets, fantastic drinks, delicious food, friends, family, loved ones and of course, a stellar line up of the finest films, back on the big screen for some starlit movie action!
No Time To Die | Thurs 1 Sept
Adults £15.50 | Under 18 £10.50 | Family Ticket £45 | Doors 6.30pm | Starts 8.15pm