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A fabulous FREE few hours.

Just back from Shaw House. Having lived in Newbury 22 years and never been... shame on us, what a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debena
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Berkshire
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Fantastic Grade I listed building

Visited the Grade I listed Shaw House during a free open day, and was able to walk all around the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
GrahamUK33
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Hinckley, 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...more
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Shaw House Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR, England
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All reviews registry office free entrance open air cinema sandwiches worth a visit listed building introductory talk few hours open to the public information boards nice grounds english civil war nice cafe interesting history lovely place to visit couple of hours coffee shop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just back from Shaw House. Having lived in Newbury 22 years and never been... shame on us, what a fabulous place to spend a couple of hours and FREE which is a very rare thing indeed. It was a special heritage day so we had...More

Thank Debena
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review on our Trip Advisor Page. We share all comments with the House Team and the staff who worked at the weekend will be pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Visited the Grade I listed Shaw House during a free open day, and was able to walk all around the old house. There are plenty on information boards to inform you what the rooms were once used for. The staff are very helpful, knowledgeable and...More

Thank GrahamUK33
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Dear Graham, Many thanks for your review on our trip Advisor page and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, especially all of the historical content. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback and this will be shared with the House Team.

Reviewed 26 August 2018

It’s a lovely house that has free entry and some interesting history. Well worth a visit. Unfortunately the weather was poor and didn’t get to walk around the grounds. Nice cafe with reasonable prices. Nick gave us a good overview of the place. Great place...More

Thank Joe9061
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Many thanks for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and took the time to leave your feedback. We share all our customer comments with the House Team and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Free carpark next to grounds , easy to find. Staff friendly and helpful .We had coffe and homemade cakes , then a interesting enthustaic and very knowledgable talk about the building and family history by Stuart . We then went to several rooms on 2...More

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Shaw House and that you may return to one of our other events. We will share your feedback with our House Team and they will be...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

My wife and I had rejoined HHA again (£80.00....visited 25 properties last year) and noticed Shaw House in their booklet and decided that we would visit it whilst in the area on Saturday 28th. We found our approx 75mins walk around the building interesting and...More

2  Thank busterSolihull
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Many thanks for leaving your comments on our Trip Advisor page. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit and took the time to leave your feedback. We share all our customer comments with the House Team and we hope to see you at...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

Very pleasant visit to this beautiful house. Great way to spend a wet February afternoon. The staff were all very friendly and informative. The house itself has extensive wood panelling inside, lovely carved fireplaces, and an interesting history. They cater very well for people with...More

1  Thank bel_pea
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Many thanks for your review of Shaw House and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit, although it was a little wet. We appreciate feedback and we share comments with our House Team and we hope to see you at Shaw House again in the...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

A magnificent Elizabethan Manor House with a lovely atmosphere. Visit for a tour round the house or to one of the many events they stage here.

1  Thank 652janemaries
Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Many thanks for your review of Shaw House and continued support. We appreciate feedback and we share comments with our House Team. We hope to see you at Shaw House again in the near future. Kind regards Heather Evans, Business Development Officer

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went with my grand daughter, aged 8 , and she really enjoyed going around to find the hidden toy mice and ticking off the results on the worksheet provided. It is free and we were the only people in the house, although it was...More

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Heather E, Business Development Officer at Shaw House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Many thanks for your feedback about your visit. We share all our feedback with our House Team and they will be pleased your Grand Daughter enjoyed the Halloween themed trail around the House. We look forward to seeing you at Shaw House in the near...More

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

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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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