Address: Maidenhead Heritage Centre, 18 Park Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1SL
Telephone: 01628 780555 (from UK)/ +44 1628 780555 (outside UK)
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.
- Town Hall car park (only available Saturdays, Sundays, evenings and bank holidays): Park Street, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 1RF, immediately opposite the museum.
- Nicholsons car park: The Broadway, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 1NT. To reach the museum from the car park, do not follow signs to the shop but leave the car park on the street side. Turn left down Broadway, cross Queen Street and at the end of Broadway turn right. The museum is ahead of you on the right. From Maidenhead High Street, turn into Park Street at HSBC Bank.
We are open from 10am to 4pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, and on the second Sunday of each month (morning only) for Maidenhead Farmers Markets.
Please note that the “Grandma Flew Spitfires” exhibition and the Spitfire simulator are not open on Farmers Market mornings.
Our office is closed on Mondays and from 1.30pm on Fridays.
Christmas closure: The Heritage Centre will close from 1pm on Friday 22nd December. The ATA gallery will not be open on that final day. We reopen on Saturday 6th January 2018.
The ground floor of the Heritage Centre is wheelchair friendly with an accessible toilet. The upstairs ‘Grandma Flew Spitfires’ gallery can be accessed via lift.
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
- Previous exhibitions and children’s activities on our PC
- Reference library
- Gift shop
The ATA admission gives you access to the ATA museum and the “Grandma Flew Spitfires” exhibition, on the first floor. Tickets are valid 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.
- 15 minutes flight: £7.50 Recommended for children aged 8+
- 30 minutes flight: £15.00 Recommended for adults and children aged 16+
The Maidenhead Heritage Centre is a registered charity (Charity number: 1045746). UK taxpayers are welcome to make a Gift Aid donation. By making a Gift Aid donation the government will give us the tax that you have paid, at no cost to yourself; that is 25p for every £1.
Although the Centre does not have a cafe, the town centre (5 minutes walk) has coffee shops, pubs and restaurants.