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Shaw House

Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
+44 1635 279279
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Open air cinema

Wonderful setting to experience our first outdoor cinema.. our ticket included free popcorn and... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2017
flyingcarrot9
via mobile
Outside Theatre at Shaw House

This is a lovely place to visit - the house is really interesting and entrance is free. The team of... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
PurpleRayner
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan building was recently restored through a £6million project. The stories and characters from Shaw House’s varied past are bought to life in the new exhibition. An ideal day out for families; Wheelie Do activities are located throughout the house, with activities from designing the gardens to playing our Civil War board game. Exciting and varied events program. Open most weekends.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“civil war” (5 reviews)
“worth a visit” (8 reviews)
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Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
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+44 1635 279279
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful setting to experience our first outdoor cinema.. our ticket included free popcorn and drink.. Be sure to take a blanket, your own snacks/meal and drinks although pop up bar available Would consider going again in the future.More

Thank flyingcarrot9
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Shaw House and for your support. We appreciate any comments and share them with the team. Last week was a lovely week and perfect for the Open Air Cinema event which ran over two...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a lovely place to visit - the house is really interesting and entrance is free. The team of volunteers are friendly, helpful and informative. But what I like the best is the outside performances and events they organise. Last Friday we went to...More

1  Thank PurpleRayner
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review of Shaw House and for your support. We appreciate any comments and share them with the team. Last week was a lovely week and perfect for the Open Air Theatre event which ran over three...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for a wedding ceremony. The venue is beautiful and the ceremony was lovely. It was a hot day so the room had 2 Windows open but the next wedding party was waiting outside and was very loud so at points in the ceremony...More

Thank Carli M
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your kind comments about our venue and the wedding ceremony itself. We do our best to ensure that each wedding group is able to enjoy their special day at Shaw House without affecting another group and as this was a hot day...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Although I was there on a day when there were no tours, they were kind enough to let me see one of the main rooms downstairs, where the history of the mansion over time was well illustrated. The exterior alone is worth a visit and...More

Thank EvelynHanson
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor Page and it sounds like you enjoyed your visit. Shaw House is a Conference Venue during the school term time. The House is open to the public during the school holidays plus weekend (Feb -...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Not your usual register office - we got married here and he grounds are lovely for photos as is the staircase and front room with the fire place

Thank clare200216
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor Page. We hope you had a lovely wedding ceremony and the photos captured some happy moments. Kind regards Heather Evans Information and booking Officer

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Well,what a find, especially on a beautiful ,sunny day.Shaw House is in one word, magnificent, especially to an architecture buff like me.The House is open to the public only at weekends and holidays and we will certainly return . Apparently the rooms are not furnished...More

Thank rubyme
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor page. We share all our comments with our House Team to make sure our service is consistently reviewed and of a high standard. Thank you for highlighting our calendar of events and we hope to...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

An intertesting place no doubt although I feel much more interesting if you attended shaw house all those years ago. I would definitely recommend if you're after some Newbury history.

Thank Flaghippo
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Many thanks for leaving your comment on our Trip Advisor page and encouraging visitors to Shaw House. We share all our comments with the House Team and are lucky to have such a lovely historical building in the local area.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

intersting house good renovations, also again its free, would be lovely in the summer to sit out with a picnic and let children run around.More

Thank fionaworcester
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2017

Many thanks for leaving your feedback on our Trip Advisor Page. We share all comments with the team and we use the feedback as an opportunity to review our services and make sure the standards of service are kept high. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Shaw House is a real gem and probably Newbury's secret treasure.It has been fairly recently restored and is now open to the public. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and informative. Council managed with free entrance but also has an interesting programme of concerts...More

Thank 35Best
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

Many thanks for your lovely review which you left on our Trip Advisor page. I have shared your review with the House Team and they are pleased with the feedback you have given. We hope to see you at Shaw House again in the near...More

Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely Tudor mansion to visit, full of history .. empty rooms with exhibits in some, many of which refer to local history and English Civil War battles of Newbury . King Charles I stayed here during Civil War. Lovely cafe attached, easy car parking

Thank Margolet
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We open to the public every weekend from Saturday 14 February until Sunday 27 September (11am - 4pm) and during school holidays Monday – Friday (10am – 4pm). Shaw House is now offering FREE admission on its standard... More
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