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Reading Museum

Town Hall Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, England
+44 118 937 3400
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a great way to know more about Reading

This is a very beautiful museum. It is rich in its collections. It has some collections that show... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Filmonica
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Muscat, Oman
Delightful regional museum

I only had an hour or so to visit but enjoyed my time. The history of the development of Reading... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Simon G
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Bedford
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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 3 weeks ago

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 18 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 burak5000
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
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Lots of information on the history of Reading. Nice tea shop selling snacks closes at 4pm so allow enough time.

1  Thank Tenerifetraveller
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We went to reading museum for something to fill a day and were pleasantly surprised by the result, an extremely informative museum with some great information and artefacts from all eras of local and international history: a personal highlight must be the Bayeux tapestry replica...More

1  Thank HARRISON0112
Reviewed 14 March 2017

An excellent small museum presenting a reproduction of the Bayeux tapestry. No better way to explore British history.

1  Thank BishkekFishlips
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Closes at 4.00, so come early to see it all. At least an hour to enjoy the copy of the Bayeux Tapestry.

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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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