Maidenhead Heritage Centre
The history of Maidenhead stretches from before the Romans to racing cars, aeroplanes, Hammer Horror films and scandals at Cliveden. The town grew up when the first bridge was built across the Thames in 1250 and became a Victorian boom town when the Great Western Railway opened.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre, described by one visitor as “a little gem”, is just the place to explore this amazingly varied history. Located just off the high street, our permanent “Story of Maidenhead” exhibition is supplemented with five free exhibitions a year in our Sammes Gallery, so there is always something new to see. Our experienced volunteers also offer a diverse range of talks and lectures throughout the year.
Why not complete your visit with a trip upstairs to “Grandma Flew Spitfires”, their unique Exhibition and Archive dedicated to the Air Transport Auxiliary, with a state of the art Spitfire simulator (admission charges apply).
Visit the Heritage Centre during the school holidays to enjoy special family activities – please see their website below for details of the latest events!
Facilities: The building is fully accessible with lift access to the upper floor. They also have fully accessible toilets on site.
Opening Times: 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday. They are closed over Christmas, please check the website for exact closing dates.
Costs: General admission free. Entrance to “Grandma Flew Spitfires” £3.50 adults, £2 11-16, Free 10 and under. Tickets are valid for multiple return visits within six months. Simulator flights are currently priced at £5 per 15 minutes and we strongly recommend advance booking.
For further information please visit: http://www.maidenheadheritage.org.uk