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Shaw House

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Address: Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
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Built in 1581 by Newbury clothier Thomas Dolman this fine Elizabethan...

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.

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A fabulous Elizabethan house

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... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Flaghippo
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this review

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. More 

worcester
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

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Thank fionaworcester
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this review

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 in the Summer and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 and events throughout the year.

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Thank 35Best
Heather E, Information and Booking Officer at Shaw House, responded to this review

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 future and possibly at one of our events. Kind regards, Heather Evans Information and Booking... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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Thank Margolet
Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This old house dates back to queen Ann and Charles the first. I went here in the 1960's it was a all girls school then and the most historic place to go to school. We always said it was haunted up in the attic but now they use it for functions and you can look round it on week/ends. They... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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395 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

I had the honour of being best man at a wedding here, what a beautiful place to get married, the pics look far better than any wedding at a registry office I've ever been to, the grounds are lovely and the staff in the cafe are accommodating to large parties.

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Thank SmartDamo
Tilehurst
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We got married at Shaw Houses in December 2015 and I should have done this review sooner as it really is a beautiful venue for a wedding. The staff are lovely and made our day amazing. Although it was December it was a beautiful day and we had pictures inside and outside. We also had our close family and friends... More 

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Thank Vicky B
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This was our first visit and we were the only ones there! The staff were so helpful and informative. We will definitely be visiting again. 2 adults and 2 teens and a 10 year old. We made a small donation. The grounds were well maintained. Recommend to all.

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Thank shobhnachavda
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We visited Shaw House which is also the register office - in fact there were two weddings and a baby naming the day we were there so two of the rooms were out of bounds. However there was still plenty to see after an introductory talk by Adam which gave a good base about the house. Good tearooms too.

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Thank Jeanette S
Brimpton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely situation on the edge of Newbury, however there are not many exhibits although there are themed events during which more archives are introduced

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