Museums and Groups in Berkshire

There are plenty of ways to get involved with the history and archaeology of Berkshire. Why not visit a museum or join an archaeological society?

Many Portable Antiquities Scheme finds can be seen on display at museums around the county (see the links that accompany the descriptions below).


Maidenhead Heritage Centre

Maidenhead Heritage Centre Story of Maidenhead permanent exhibition displays a collection of artefacts related to Maidenhead and surroundings, from the Stone Age to the modern times.

Reading Museum

Reading Museum is located in Reading’s beautiful Victorian Town Hall. Its focus is on collecting linked with Reading, its people and environment.

West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum tells the story of West Berkshire. From the rocks under our feet to the stories of the people who have lived here.

Societies & Organisations

A list of local history and archaeological societies in Berkshire is maintained by Local History Online here.