National Needlework Archive

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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.

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.

The Chapel closes to the public for the winter period at 4pm
on December 7th 2019.


Saturday 1st February 2020 to Saturday 5th December 2020

TIMES:  Tuesday , Wednesday and Thursday: 10am to 4pm

             First Saturday of the month: 10am to 4pm


            All Saturdays in May 2020 for Newbury Open Studios


Groups can sometimes also visit outside these times by appointment.

The Old Chapel Textile Centre

Main Street

Greenham Business Park


 RG19 6HW

Telephone: 01635 38740

The Old Chapel has the facility to take payments by all major credit cards.  Pay in person with your card at the Centre or over the telephone when booking workshops or group visits.

The Old Chapel Textile Centre is currently closed.