The Curve in Slough
The Curve is Slough’s brand new iconic library and cultural centre, right in the heart of the town. The Curve houses a brand new library, café, Slough Museum, performance venue, community learning spaces, computer suites, exhibition space and the Register Office including a purpose built wedding room. Free wifi, two large lifts, toilet facilities on every floor including disabled toilets and baby change, The Curve is fully accessible for everyone, the building has Slough first Adult Changing Place.
Changing Places toilets are different to standard accessible toilets (or "disabled toilets") as they have extra features: a height adjustable adult-sized changing bench, a tracking hoist system, and adequate space in the changing area for the disabled person and up to two carers.
From traditional books, to learning a language online, a variety of library services are available at The Curve. The specially designed children’s library is easily accessible, with a lift and a buggy park.
There are more than 63,000 books to choose from - fiction, including foreign language books, non-fiction, children’s fiction, study guides, travel guides, cookbooks, e-magazines, e-books and audio books. There are many online resources on offer - accessible through one of the 35 public computers in The Curve or from home. You can learn English, practice the Citizenship test and your driving theory test! There are study spaces where you can use the free wifi. If you want to relax and read, there are plenty of chairs and a quiet garden area for your enjoyment.
The library offers activities for pre-school children, as well as a Lego club, computer coding, author talks and lectures by local historians
Arts & Entertainment
The multi-purpose space within the Curve, Venue @TheCurve provides opportunities and facilities for a wide range of activities. From band or comedy nights, shows and film nights to tea dances and conferences, Venue @TheCurve can seat a maximum of 280 people with 180 tiered seats and 100 free standing chairs. With a sprung floor and facilities to accommodate a range of staging options - including acoustic panels, lighting and sound rigs, projection and drop down screen, Venue is host to a range of entertainment and cultural activities.
Opening out from the Venue onto a new square, Plaza @The Curve offers a flexible outdoor space with electrical pod for outdoor performances.
Gallery @The Curve is an exhibition space for visual arts that may also be booked as a meeting room.
All together Venue, Gallery and Plaza @The Curve offer an exciting range of performance, exhibition and workshop opportunities. All are available for private hire.
Discover Slough’s fascinating history. At The Curve you can see eight museum pods celebrating the town’s past, present and future.
With over 6,000 objects and 5,000 photographs, Slough Museum has a unique collection. Our aim is to use this collection to inspire, engage and educate. Slough Museum is an independent museum and registered charity.
Visit the pods to learn more about Slough’s history. Highlights include:
Origins of Slough (pod 1) – find out what was so important about the land around Slough and some of its earliest residents.
Victorian Slough (pod 2) – how the Victorian era changed Slough.
Discovery and innovation (pod 3) – great contributions to science and technology beginning with the discoveries of a German immigrant family in the 18th century.
Industrious Slough (pod 4) – learn more about Slough’s enduring relationship with industry.
Life and leisure (pod 5) – the golden age of cinema.
Room for living (pod 6) - moving here and living here.
Slough at home in the 1930s (pod 7) – homes and kitchens in the 1930s.
Slough Stories (pod 8) – iconic buildings in Slough.
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