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Little wander through history!

Found this museum accidentally while in Reading, has a nice little walk through Readings history... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Catherine D
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Drumnadrochit
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Interesting

We have been a few times and every time we go we find something else we havent seen before, it is a... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
wendy b
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Reading, United Kingdom
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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
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

Really good covering lots of local information and artefacts.something for all the family Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a short time in Reading, so we decided to visit this museum just to see the replica Bayeux Tapestry. Well worth it! Its 70m long and looks just like I imagined to the original to look (which I haven't yet seen). Super description beneath...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 16 October 2018

One of the highlights of this years trip to the UK. The ground floor showed items from the Reading Abbey, the first floor showed an exact, full replica of the Bayeux Tapestry. It is 70 meters long. The original was completed in 1071 and shows...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Owenthomas
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A wonderful history of Reading exploring the narrative of a great town (should be city) and everything that has placed it on the map.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Found this museum accidentally while in Reading, has a nice little walk through Readings history. Very informative little museum, with the Abbey ruins about a 5 minute walk away. Definitely a must see, especially if you're interesting in the battle of Hastings!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Catherine D
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We have been a few times and every time we go we find something else we havent seen before, it is a great collection.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wendy b
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Great museum in Reading to visit. Lots of local history and things to see. Doesn’t get too busy. Free entry.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MissDubbleYoo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

What a hidden gem this museum turned out to be. It is worth a visit alone for the Victorian copy of The Bayeaux Tappestry but The Huntley and Palmer exhibition is also fascinating, like a trip down memory lane. Such an interesting exhibition, and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fussy1084
Reviewed 24 August 2018

The museum is still being renovated but, when complete, will be fascinating. Entrance is free and there are lots of interesting artefacts from the ruined Abbey; a copy of the Bayeux Tapestry and various photographs and historical timelines. There are really interesting photographs and very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MargaretH1036
Reviewed 21 August 2018

The four highlights of the museum are story of the Abbey (whose ruins are just behind the museum), the Bayeux tapestry (a wonderful nineteenth-century copy), the story of Roman Silchester, and the stuffed animals native to Berkshire (including a Muntjac deer proving the museum is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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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