FREE Heritage Open Days in & around West Berkshire 2021

There are many free events to enjoy in West Berkshire during Heritage Open Day’s 2021.

This year’s theme is Edible England so many (but not all) the events involve food. You can also find out about a scientific balloonist and enjoy a spinning and weaving demonstration.

Event Schedule

Fri 10 Sept Crofton Beam Engines Virtual Tour

Sat 11 Sept West Berkshire Museum, Newbury. Tour of the Cloth Hall attic with spinning & weaving demonstrations. 10am – 3pm.

Sat 11 Sept Shaw House, Newbury. Introductory history talks at: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm.

Sat 11 Sept St Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston

Sun 12 Sept Hungerford Heritage Market with displays, stalls, live music & street food. 10.30am – 2.30pm.

Sun 12 Sept Crofton Beam Engines Open Day 10.30am – 4pm

Sun 12 Sept Shaw House, Newbury introductory history talks at: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm.

Sun 12 Sept St Mary’s Church, Speen. Open 12 – 4:30pm.

Sun 12 Sept Coleshill Model Farm & Operational WW2 Bunker, Swindon 11am – 4pm

Sun 12 Sept St Mary the Virgin, Aldermaston

Tue 14 Sept Breadmaking talk, demo and tasting at Honesty Cookery School near Newbury 11am.

Wed 15 Sept Cheesemaking talk, demo and tasting at Honesty Cookery School near Newbury 11am.

Thu 16 Sept Tea event – talk and tasting at Honesty Cookery School near Newbury 2pm.

Fri 17 Sept Dramatic Re-enactment at Thatcham’s Right Royal Market The Broadway, Thatcham. Midday-1pm (market opens at 8.30am).

Fri 17 Sept Rvd John Bacon, The Scientific Balloonist from Cold Ash, St Mark’s Church, Cold Ash. 3 – 5pm.

Sat 18 Sept Newbury Town Hall Open Day & History of Newbury Market and Food Industry Exhibition. 10am – 2pm.

Sat 18 Sept Reministory: Edible Shaw and Donnington in the 1940s & 50s and, with English Heritage, compare with Edibles in the siege of Donnington Castle in the 1640s. St Mary’s Church Shaw 2.30pm.

Sat 18 Sept Rvd John Bacon, The Scientific Balloonist from Cold Ash, St Mark’s Church, Cold Ash. 12 – 5pm.

Sun 19 Sept Rvd John Bacon, The Scientific Balloonist from Cold Ash, St Mark’s Church, Cold Ash. 12 – 5pm.

 

A bit further afield, there are many heritage events to enjoy in Abingdon.

For more details and events across the country please visit heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting

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