FREE Heritage Open Days in & around West Berkshire 2022

There are many free events to enjoy in and around West Berkshire during Heritage Open Day’s 2022.

If you like history or just want to explore the local area, this is a great opportunity to do so.

Event Schedule

Thatcham’s self-guided Chapel Street Tour and Town Centre History Trail can be enjoyed at any time at your leisure.

The Roman Mosaic at Littlecote House near Hungerford can be visited for free at any time.

Fri 9 to Sun 18 Sept – Avebury National Trust free tours (depending on guide availability).

Sat 10 Sept –  Parish Church in Shaw-cum Donnington. Exhibition of the invention of the mobile phone.

Sat 10 Sept –  St Mary, The Virgin, Aldermaston.

Sat 10 & Sun 11 Sept – West Berkshire Museum Newbury. Self-guided tour of West Berkshire Museum’s attic.

Sat 10 Sept & Sun 11 Sept – Shaw House Newbury introductory history talks.

Sun 11 Sept –  Hungerford Heritage Market with traditional cooking demonstrations, stalls, morris dancing & street food. 

Sun 11 Sept – Wilton Windmill Tour

Sun 11 Sept – Coleshill Model Farm  Swindon.

Thu 15 SeptAlexander Keiller Museum and Avebury Manor and Garden

Sat 17 Sept – Newbury Town Hall Open Day Postponed. A book of condolence is available at the Town Hall from 10am – 4pm until Saturday 17th September in honour of the Queen following her passing. Members of the public are welcome to visit the Town Hall to sign the book and lay floral tributes outside the Town Hall.

Sat 17 Sept – The Merchant’s House guided tour, Marlborough.

Sat 17 Sept – Decontamination Suite, Greenham Air Base

Sun 18 Sept – Crofton Beam Engines explore this hidden gem in Wiltshire’s history.

Sun 18 Sept – Decontamination Suite, Greenham Air Base

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

For more details and events across the country please visit


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