Our next free family fun day will be on Wednesday 17th August, when you can drop in to the museum at 18 Park Street any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm. The link to our History of Skindles exhibition continues with the Royalty Chef! We have several historic menus on display in the exhibition, so this is a chance for youngsters to design their own delicious and decadent 1930s menu to serve to royalty, who were frequent visitors to Skindles Hotel, along with the film and pop stars of the day.
A few tickets are still left for this illustrated talk on Wednesday 20th April, celebrating the 90th birthday of The Queen. Our Chairman Richard Poad will start with a swift gallop through the royal connections in Maidenhead history before concentrating on visits to Maidenhead and nearby villages by the Queen and other members of the royal family.
Venue: Maidenhead Heritage Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (£6 for Friends of Maidenhead Heritage Centre). Phone 01628 780555 for tickets.
MAIDENHEAD FROM THE AIR
HURRY! EXHIBITION MUST END ON SATURDAY MARCH 12TH!
Only ONE WEEK left for you to come and take a look at our series of fascinating aerial photographs of Maidenhead and the surrounding area, dating from the 1920’s to the present day. Some of the photographs were taken by Fairey Air Surveys, based at White Waltham for 20 years, while others have been taken by modern drones. You might even be able to spot your house!
Our popular monthly lunchtime talks start at 12.45pm and last approximately 40 minutes.
A £2 donation is requested.
Thursday 10 March – “Maidenhead and the Beer Business”
Speaker: Keith Parry
Thursday 14 April – “Daniel Gooch – Brunel’s Engine Man”
Speaker: John McGuinness
Thursday 12 May – to be announced
2016 RIVER THAMES CRUISES – SEE THE RIVER FROM THE RIVER!
Tickets are now available for this year’s cruises on Thursday 1st and Tuesday 6th September, price £23 (£18 for Friends of the Heritage Centre). You will enjoy a leisurely 5-hour cruise leaving Maidenhead at 10am, heading upstream through Cookham and Marlow to Temple Lock. The boat turns around there and we continue back downstream as far as the Waterside at Bray before arriving back in Maidenhead at approx. 3pm. Along the way there is a live commentary about the history, wildlife, boats, buildings and people of the river – including lots of scandalous stories! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a great day out on the river.
For bookings please phone 01628 780555 (open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday)