Slough Central Library
85 High Street
Slough Museum first opened its doors to the public in 1986 and moved to the eastern end of Slough High Street in 1997. There are two exhibition galleries celebrating Slough’s past, present and future as well as a research and activity room where you can get your ‘hands-on’ the collections. Our temporary exhibitions, schools programme and family friendly activities have strong links with the local community and the museum is working hard to extend these links throughout the organisation.
Guided tours by appointment only.
The collection covers a period of around 10,000 years - from when mammoths roamed the area to the present day multi-cultural trading town. This includes the growth of Slough in the 17th and 18th centuries as a coaching town (ideally placed 20 miles outside of London for resting along the Bath road), the Victorian brick and horticultural industries (supplying the growing capital) and the foundations and growth of Slough Trading Estate (attracting workers from around the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and Europe) which today continues to attract a growing population from around the world. Items not on display are accessible via a computerised collections database in the gallery and individual items can be viewed by prior arrangement.
Agriculture, Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Industry, Land Transport, Law and Order, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Toys and Hobbies, Trade and Commerce, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Slough Trading Estate
- Sir William Herschel
- 1930s kitchen