*** 2-for-1 Spitfire Simulator flights: Half-term promotion applies Sat 25th May – Sat 1st June 2019 ***
Thurs 16 May – 29 June 2019
Memories of D-Day
To mark the 50th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1994, we interviewed 20 local people who shared their memories of D-Day, whether on the beaches, at sea with the Navy or in the air. We are reviving this fascinating exhibition for the 75th anniversary this June.
4 July – 23 August 2019
Maidenhead’s Inspirational Women
Featuring Nancy Astor, Baroness Shreela Flather, Theresa May, Diana Dors, Sylvia Anderson, Katharine Grainger and Sophie Christiansen – among many others who continue to inspire.
29 August – 2 November 2019
ATA-girls & Ancient Airmen
New displays to complement our Grandma Flew Spitfires exhibition and mark the 80th Anniversary of the formation of ATA. Objects on display for the first time will include the uniforms of two ATA ladies.
5 November – 7 December 2019
Maidenhead at War
(Remembrance re Maidenhead & WW2)
11 December 2019 – 2 February 2020
Maidenhead in Art
Paintings, prints and photographs from the Heritage Centre and other collections, local artists and local photographers.
Usually monthly, at the museum at 12.45pm. Tickets £2 on the door.
Weds 15th May 2019 – From Kingston to Oxford: Three Men in a Boat (Speaker: Richard Poad)
Weds 12 June 2019 – Victorian Maidenhead (Speaker: Richard Poad)
(24th May is the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth)
No talks are planned for July and August.
Saturday 13 July, 10am – 3pm
FINDS DAY Bring along mystery items which you dug up in your garden or found while out walking, or even in your attic! With local archaeologists and the local Finds Officer. This a free event, but donations would be welcome.
THAMES CRUISES, 5th and 9th September 2019
Thursday 5th and Monday 9th September 2019 are the confirmed dates for our ever-popular River Thames cruises. The price is unchanged a £25 per person (£20 for Friends of Maidenhead Heritage Centre). Leaving Maidenhead at 10am, you will enjoy 5 hours on the river with a live commentary en route as we cruise upstream along beautiful Cliveden Reach, passing Cookham and Marlow to Temple Lock. Here we turn downstream going through Maidenhead along Millionaires Row to Bray before returning to Maidenhead at 3pm. These cruises ALWAYS sell out, so early booking is recommended. Other information: the boat has a bar on board, selling tea/coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks throughout your cruise. Please bring your own picnic. Please note that DoT regulations mean that passengers are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board. Weather: if it rains you won’t get wet (see photo)! Disabled access: there are steps from pavement level down to river level, and then steps leading to the upper deck which has the best views.
You can pay by credit/debit card or set up a direct debit (one-off or recurring) from your UK bank account.
Sunday 6th October 2019
MAIDENHEAD BOUNDARY WALK
Administrator Tom Langley and his assistant Flora Woodruff will be doing the 14-mile Boundary Walk to raise funds for the Heritage Centre. Their fund-raising page will go live in May and they both thank you in advance for your generous support!