The Old Chapel Textile Centre in Newbury, home of the National Needlework Archive, offer courses, workshops and exhibitions in sewing, haberdashery,  needlecraft, textiles, embroidery, cross stitch, quilting and textile art. Our shop carries an extensive range of all needlework and sewing products including fabric, threads, wool, zips and patterns. We have an archive of historic textiles and patterns and are home to The Country Wife mural.

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Old Chapel Textile Centre

The Old Chapel Textile Centre is the home of the National Needlework Archive and the Country Wife mural.


This superb venue has an exhibition gallery, workrooms, library, small gift shop and tearoom.


Do see our ‘Exhibitions and Workshops/Courses pages for details of exhibitions, classes and events, and for the latest and last minute details, see our facebook page.


OLD CHAPEL OPENING TIMES between Thursday 1st February and Thursday 6th December 2018

Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 4pm

First Saturday of the month 10am to 4pm

and Saturday 19th May during Open Studios 2018



- visits outside these times by appointment


Open some other Saturdays, Sundays, and evenings as advertised for workshops, classes and events

The Old Chapel Textile Centre


Main Street


Greenham Business Park


Newbury


RG19 6HW


Telephone: 01635 38740