This page covers our opening times, how to find Maidenhead Heritage Centre and accessibility information.
Address: Maidenhead Heritage Centre, 18 Park Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SL
Telephone: 01628 780555 (from UK)/ +44 1628 780555 (outside UK)
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Maidenhead railway station is just 7 minutes walk away. Buses stop at various places in the town centre; check the timetable links for details.
|London||Train: Every 15 minutes|
|London Heathrow airport||Train: Every 30 minutes, change Hayes & Harlington|
|Bracknell||Bus: (Courtney: 53) 13 per day|
|Henley||Train: Hourly, change Twyford|
|High Wycombe||Bus: (Arriva: 37) Hourly|
|Reading||Train: Every 15 minutes|
|Slough||Train: Every 15 minutes|
|Bus: (First: 4) Every 30 minutes|
|Windsor||Train: Every 15 minutes from Windsor Central, change Slough|
|Bus: (Courtney: 16, 16A) 13 per day|
For SATNAV use SL6 1SL.
The Centre is 5 minutes from M4 Jct8/9. Follow signs to Maidenhead Central via A308. From Windsor driving time is 15-20 mins. The Centre does not have its own car park, but the following public car parks are available (charges apply):
- Grove Road car park – pay and display car park immediately next to the museum
- Hines Meadow Car Park (Sainsbury’s), St Cloud Way (A4). Saint-Cloud Way. Open 24 hours
- Broadway multi-storey car park is CLOSED until further notice
The ground floor of the Heritage Centre is wheelchair friendly with an accessible toilet. The upstairs ‘Grandma Flew Spitfires’ gallery can be accessed via a lift.
All visitors are greeted by staff on entry, any specific needs are addressed, and guiding is available. Seating is provided for visitors while waiting. Documentation can be offered at desktop height, or on a clipboard.
We are committed to providing maximum access to the collections. Physical access to the collections is as follows:
- Designated handling collections are incorporated in to the formal/informal learning provision
- Supervised object handling is available as part of in-house special events and outreach
- Supervised access to the collections for research purposes is available on request, subject to notice
Online and curated access is as follows:
- The website
- Social media
- In-house talks programme
- Formal/informal learning provision
- Outreach, events & offsite talks programme
- Enquiry service
- In-house ‘drop in’ research facilities
Please give us some notice if there are any specific needs that you would like us to accommodate.
General admission is free and it gives you access to all the exhibitions and services in the ground floor:
- “The Story of Maidenhead” permanent exhibition
- Temporary exhibitions in the Sammes Gallery
- Dressing up for children
- Reference library
- Gift shop
The ATA admission gives you access to the ATA exhibition and archive on the first floor. Tickets are valid for repeat visits for 12 months.
- Children under 11: free
- Ages 11-16: £2
- Adults: £3.50
- Concessions: £3
Spitfire flight costs
Have you ever wondered what it is like to fly a Spitfire? The cost below is for instruction & flight time in our Spitfire simulator.
- 30 minutes flight: £30.00. 30 minutes is the minimum time recommended for adults and children aged 16+. For younger children (9+) the time can be shared between two ‘pilots’.
Although the Centre does not have a cafe, the town centre (5 minutes walk) has coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.