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21/10/2014

Local Museums and Galleries

V & A

The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design. For more information, including opening times and exhibitions, click here.

Directions:

By tube: The V&A is a 5 minute walk from South Kensington underground station (on the Piccadilly and Circle & District Lines).

The British Museum

The British Museum is widely considered to be one of the world's greatest museums of human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some eight million works, is amongst the finest, most impressive and largest in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present day. For more information, including opening times and exhibitions, click here.

Directions:

By tube: The nearest tube stations to the museum are Holborn (Central Line, 500m), Russell Square (Piccadilly Line, 800m) and Goodge Street (Northern Line, 800m).

The National Gallery

The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to 19th centuries. It is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The Gallery aims to study and care for the collections, while encouraging the widest possible access to the pictures. For more information, including opening times and exhibitions, click here.

Directions:

By tube: The nearest tube stations to the Gallery are Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee Lines, nearest station with a lift), Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District and Circle Lines, 500m), Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Lines, 200m) and Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines, 250m).

The Science Museum

A great day out for all the family with its world class collections and diverse offer of exhibitions and events. It is the UK's most popular destination dedicated to science, technology, engineering, medicine, design and enterprise. As the home of public engagement with science, they combine an unparalleled collection of historical objects with cutting edge technology and contemporary science news and debate to help their visitors make sense of the science that shapes their lives and to inspire the next generation of scientists. For more information, including opening times and exhibitions, click here.

Directions:

By tube: The nearest tube stations to the museum are South Kensington (District, Circle and Piccadilly Lines, 10 minute walk) and Gloucester Road (Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines, 15 minute walk).

The Stanley Spencer Art Gallery

This gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891 - 1959). It is a unique gallery as it is the only gallery in Britain devoted exclusively to an artist in the vilalge where he was born and spent most of his life. The gallery was first opened in 1962, three years after the artist's death. For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: Ask reception for a map. Reception are also able to order a taxi for you.

By rail: The train from Slough takes between 15 - 25 minutes.

Maidenhead Heritage Museum

Maidenhead Heritage Centre is the museum for Maidenhead and the surrounding villages and is just the place to explore this amazingly varied history. With six free exhibitions a year in the Baylis Gallery, there is always something new to see. On the first floor of the museum is the Grandma Flew Spitfires exhibition and archive dedicated to the Air Transport Auxiliary. For more information, including opening times and ticket prices, click here.

Directions:

By road: A map is available on request from reception and we will also be happy to order a taxi for you.

By rail: The train from Slough takes 7-12 minutes.