The Heritage Centre was founded in 1997. Our aim is to preserve and display items of historical medical interest particularly those with a local connection. We do this by means of our medical museum, peripheral displays at other sites in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, photographic exhibitions and by publishing and promoting books on local healthcare history. Our collection includes many hundreds of artefacts and photographs relating to medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry. We have been granted custody of the archives of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, which include records dating back to 1837. The Heritage Centre is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers. Following a Heritage Lottery grant the museum has recently undergone an exciting redesign.
Open all the year round on the first and third Sunday of the month from 14.00 to 16.30 At other times for group bookings please phone 0118 9549371
Admission is free but donations are very welcome.
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