We’ve prepared a set of slides as an introduction to Maidenhead’s fascinating history from the earliest times. You can view the whole exhibition (35 slides) or select the parts that interest you. There’s a competition available too.
The slides open booklet-style in a new tab: Jewel of the Thames booklet
The competition is also a booklet: Jewel of the Thames Competition. The answers are on the back page.
Usage: Zoom by clicking within the pages. Page forwards and backwards by using the mouse or finger to touch the right or left edges – but not when zoomed in. Jump multiple pages using the slider at the bottom.
The PDFs should open on a computer but may not on a handheld device.
Teachers: You are welcome to download the slides and use them as teaching resources. Parts I and II are suitable for KS1, Part III for KS2. Maidenhead Heritage Centre also offers a range of workshops for KS1 and KS2 that can be delivered at the museum or in your classroom. See School Groups & Visits for more information.
- Part I – Early times to 18th Century
- Part II – The Victorian & Edwardian Eras
- Part III – 20th & 21st Centuries
- Complete exhibition
- Competition – Identify the “Rich & Famous” linked to Maidenhead – no answers
- Competition – with answers
Visit our other online exhibitions to read more about the history of Maidenhead.