There are typically six temporary exhibitions each year and a monthly lunchtime talk. Inspirational Women of Maidenhead is the exhibition for July & August.
Maidenhead’s Inspirational Women 4 July – 23 August 2019
Inspirational women from a century of Maidenhead life will be under the spotlight at this new exhibition opening at Maidenhead Heritage Centre in Park Street on Thursday 4th July and running until late August. Nick Forder, curator at the town’s museum, has put together a fascinating exhibition which includes suffragette Victoria Simmons, Nancy Astor (the first woman to take her seat in parliament), Joan Hughes (one of the first women to join Air Transport Auxiliary), Agnes del Riego (the first woman scoutmaster), Baroness Shreela Flather (the first female Asian mayor), Theresa May (the UK’s second female Prime Minister) and other prominent women who can be inspiring role models for the young women of today.
ATA-girls & Ancient Airmen 29 August – 2 November 2019
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.
Maidenhead in Art 3rd November – onwards
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.
No talks are planned for July and August.
Saturday 13 July, 10am – 3pm
FINDS DAY – HISTORY IN YOUR HANDS
The local Finds Officer and local archaeologists will be here to identify your mystery objects and tell you how to report them. And they have promised to bring a variety of objects for you to hold and examine – every one of them over 300 years old!
THAMES CRUISES, 5th and 9th September 2019
Tickets for for our ever-popular River Thames cruises are selling well. 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!
Maidenhead at War