The catalogue of objects held by Maidenhead Heritage Centre is available to browse and search. If we have a photograph or scan, that will appear alongside the record.
The collection is growing and changing. The online catalogue will be refreshed from time-to-time but is not a real-time view.
Free registration is recommended. You will then be able to view the images in detail using the amazing pan-and-zoom viewer.
Our copyright statement explains that material is view only, and may not be reproduced without explicit permission.
Maidenhead Heritage Centre and RBWM Museums & Libraries have pooled their collections of historical maps of Maidenhead to bring you the most comprehensive set available anywhere online .
Most are large-scale Ordnance Survey maps, some dating back to the 1870s. Other miscellaneous sheets are available to view, but not all have been fully catalogued yet.
Free registration is recommended. You will then be able to view the maps in detail using the amazing pan-and-zoom viewer.
We plan to add some online exhibitions to make use of the images that are now available. If you’d like to contribute some words on a topic that interests you, we’ll help you turn it into a fully-illustrated online story. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The exhibition ran in April/May 2019 in main gallery. You can now view the exhibition online by clicking on the poster below.
Maidenhead from the air
Aerial photographs from the 1920s to the 1970s are brought together in this self-exploration exhibition. Click on the image to proceed.
We have selected 20 of the most interesting images in the Maidenhead Heritage Centre collection, captured by Fairey Surveys, Aerofilms and others, to illustrate how the town has grown and changed over the years.
Open fields now built upon, shiny new housing estates, factory sites that have since been redeveloped, the town centre before the ring road, Braywick Park in its former life as the town landfill site – just some of the snapshots in time available here.
Explore the images yourself from wherever you are using the zoom-and-pan viewer. Contribute your observations and comments.
Ordnance Survey maps
National Library of Scotland service
A superlative resource for the local historian. Old Ordnance Survey maps are now available online, reprojected to be directly comparable with modern maps like Google Maps, Bing, Open Street Map and others. Using this service, you can easily see then-and-now. Change the transparency to see both together.
Cold War Maidenhead
Difficult relations with Russia are nothing new. In this online exhibition, learn how the 45-year-long Cold War affected Maidenhead.
Visit the online collection of detailed Soviet military maps of our country.