Shaw House is a magnificent Elizabethan H plan building set in beautiful grounds comprising of lawns, shrubbery trees and borders.
The manor house of Shaw House was built in 1581. It is famous for its reputation as King Charles I's headquarters during the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644.
The house is currently owned and managed by West Berkshire Council as a conference venue and public attraction.
It is open 7 days a week from 11am-4pm and very often there are other activities some theatrical, some musical happening on the grounds. There is a lovely cafe/coffee shop in the main building, and ample grounds for a picnic. There are toilets, downstairs, accessible by an elevator, in the main building. Please be aware there are steps from the main car-park into the grounds, which may not be suitable for wheelchair access. Wheelchair access is from the main entrance rather than the main car-park.
Photographs are encouraged, as are children, and dogs on a lead.
The location is set in Newbury and is easily accessible by feet, bicycles, cars (with ample parking) and by railway. Newbury is an hour rail travel from Paddington, London.
"We are delighted to welcome the return of the Altered States sculpture exhibition to Shaw House. First established in 2018, this annual event attracts more and more visitors each year and with free entry it really does ensure that art is accessible for all to enjoy!"