Useful Contacts

The Civic Collection

To see a large number of artworks and items from the Civic Collection, you can take a guided tour of the first floor rooms of The Guildhall. The tours take place as and when the rooms are accessible. Please contact the Museum the day before your visit to find out if tours are available.

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

View displays of Maidenhead's history, the west of the Borough, and Northern Parishes at:

Maidenhead Heritage Centre, 18 Park Street, Maidenhead SL6 1SL

01628 780555
[email protected]
http://www.maidenheadheritage.org.uk/

Other Museums

There are some great museums and heritage sites, big and small, in the area as well as ours.

Berkshire Museum of Aviation, Woodley, near Reading
http://www.museumofberkshireaviation.co.uk/

South East Museums Development Programme
http://southeastmuseums.org/buckinghamshire-oxfordshire-and-berkshire

Brooklands Museum
http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/

Chertsey Museum
http://www.chertseymuseum.org.uk/

Cole Museum, part of the University of Reading
http://www.colemuseum.rdg.ac.uk/

Eton College Natural History Museum, Eton College, Eton
http://www.etoncollege.com/NatHistMus.aspx

History on Wheels Museum
www.historyonwheels.co.uk/

Museum of English Rural Life
http://www.ruralhistory2015.org/

Museum of Eton Life, Eton College, Eton 
http://www.etoncollege.com/MoEL.aspx

Museum of Reading
http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/

Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock, Museum of Reading
http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/collections/seeing-our-collections/riverside-museum-blake-lock/

REME Museum of Technology, Arborfield, near Wokingham
http://www.rememuseum.org.uk/

River and Rowing Museum, Henley
http://www.rrm.co.uk/

Royal Berkshire Yeomanry Cavalry Museum
Visits by appointment Tel: 01753 860600

Slough Museum
http://www.sloughmuseum.co.uk/

Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham
http://www.stanleyspencer.org.uk/

Thames Valley Police Museum, Sulhamstead, near Reading
http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/


Ure Museum, part of the University of Reading
www.rdg.ac.uk/Ure

West Berkshire Museum, Newbury 
http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=29141

Windsor Castle
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/visit/windsorcastle

Wycombe Museum, High Wycombe
http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum.aspx

Local Information and Local History Research:

Berkshire Archaeology, Central Library, Kings Street, Reading
They hold the Sites and Monuments Record
www.readingmuseum.org.uk/collections/berkshirearchaeology.htm

Berkshire Family History Society
http://www.berksfhs.org.uk/

Berkshire Local History Association
http://www.blha.org.uk/

Berkshire Record Office, 9 Coley Avenue, Reading
http://www.berkshirerecordoffice.org.uk/

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Aylesbury
www.buckscc.gov.uk/archives

Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) Portable Antiquities Scheme
Gives advice, identifies and records archaeological finds made by individuals while metal detecting, gardening, farming, walking etc. Covers East Berkshire and Surrey.
https://finds.org.uk/

Local Studies, Libraries, Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
http://www3.rbwm.gov.uk/info/200198/local_history_and_heritage/442/local_and_family_history

Thames Pilot
A website of images & artefacts associated with the Thames
http://www.thamespilot.org.uk/

'Thamesweb'
Called The Royal Windsor website this independent website written by a local historian is a useful resource about Windsor.
Despite its name it is not associated with Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, the Windsor & Royal Borough Museum nor with Windsor Castle.
http://www.thamesweb.co.uk/windsor/index.htm

Tourist Information Centres in the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
http://www.windsor.gov.uk/visitor-info/visitor-information-centres

'Visit Britain S.E.' (South East)
http://www.visitbritain.com/.