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Reading Museum

Town Hall Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, England
+44 118 937 3400
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I have always loved this place

When I was a child they had a scorpion at the museum. I always dragged my parents to see it. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
900Lancasterfamily
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reading museum

Enjoyed this museum, quite a lot of art on display, entrance is free which is great. Other displays... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jason d
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Explore our galleries of amazing objects local and global. There’s something for everyone from biscuit tins to beetles, Romans to Rodin. We are a venue for business functions, weddings and live music
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Town Hall Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, England
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+44 118 937 3400
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When I was a child they had a scorpion at the museum. I always dragged my parents to see it. I love the Roman collection especially. A great place for kids and big kids

Thank 900Lancasterfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this museum, quite a lot of art on display, entrance is free which is great. Other displays include archeological finds and stuffed animals from the area. Really close to centre and reading train station. If there was an entrance fee id have bumped down...More

Thank jason d
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I do love the palpable sense of history and culture that you get from a museum and Reading Museum certainly provides that in spadeloads. With a hefty nod towards local culture, there is much devoted to Reading Abbey, Silchester and how Reading acquired the nickname...More

Thank Cartimand
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Attached to the Town Hall Reading Museum covers local history from the Romans to Huntley and Palmers, and a decent section natural history. The museum also houses a full size replica of the Bayeux tapestry, made in 1885. Despite being a relatively small museum it's...More

Thank Pascal G
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a very beautiful museum. It is rich in its collections. It has some collections that show the modern history of Reading, as old history as well. Ranging from 95 million-year-old of a piece of a dinosaur backbone, to a sculpture of a pig...More

1  Thank Filmonica
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I only had an hour or so to visit but enjoyed my time. The history of the development of Reading was good with some fascinating pictures. The Roman story was well covered and there were other Reading related displays as well as a focus on...More

1  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is a wonderful museum with lots of interesting collections. They have a stunning reproduction of the Beaux Tapestry that is definitely worth a special trip! Lots of Roman Artifacts and I especially enjoyed their collection of Huntley and Palmer Biscuit Tins. Our grandmother worked...More

1  Thank Lindsay E
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Had a day out with my daughter in Reading and after lunch and a bit of shopping we headed to the museum. It was a lovely surprise as there is so much to see and it's all free. The copy of the Bayeux Tapestry was...More

2  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Just another free and great small museum! There is also animal section for kids, lots of fantastic stuffs and a small cafe inside the museum.

1  Thank RedSlaad
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

With free entry, this museum presents a varied array of permanent exhibits, all related with Reading or Berkshire history (from Roman times til middle of the 20th century), biosphere (animals, both current and old, fossils included) and industries (pottery or Huntley and Palmers biscuits), as...More

3  Thank Toryu
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janegreen2016
21 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. I'm afraid that we aren't open on Sundays. Our usual opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm; full details are on our website. Best wishes, Matthew
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janegreen2016
21 August 2016|
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Response from Matthew W | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. I'm afraid that we aren't open on Sundays. Our usual opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm; full details are on our website. Best wishes, Matthew
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