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Racing & River Boat Museum

The Racing & River Boat Museum in Lower Basildon, Berkshire opened in Spring 2013. The museum is dedicated to a collection of small historic boats. It does not appear to have a website at the moment. Search the museum name for opening times and events.

It is housed in the old tithe barn at Church Farm in Lower Basildon. It is a large, timber-framed, aisled barn with a brick casing. It is probably seventeenth century. The trusses have arched, or cranked, under-principals (the struts under the principal rafters) supporting the purlins. This is a common feature in barns of this period in Wiltshire (Alton Priors Wagon Shed), Berkshire (Field Barn Farm) and Oxfordshire (Northcourt Barns and Cholsey Manor Farm)