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Reading Museum

Town Hall Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, England
+44 118 937 3400
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First class museum in the heart of town

A museum which captures Reading's historical highlights. Varied special exhibition programme and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Katesgrove
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Reading, United Kingdom
Super local museum

This is a charming little museum giving a comprehensive overview of the history of Reading and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dorothy P
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Verona
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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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“bayeux tapestry” (82 reviews)
“town hall” (20 reviews)
“biscuits” (40 reviews)
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 4 days ago

A museum which captures Reading's historical highlights. Varied special exhibition programme and other events. Admire the architecture and Reading's bricks.

Thank Katesgrove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming little museum giving a comprehensive overview of the history of Reading and environs. There is also a film of the Huntley and Palmers biscuit factory which was very interesting. There are other sight and sound items, and I really enjoyed the...More

Thank Dorothy P
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Nice central Reading venue to just walk around... quietly and to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of side walks... recommended.!!

Thank SEAN F
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not bad for a town museum. Architecture is really good though content can be dull. Cafe is a big fail as need to walk further than in Ikea to get food from servery to remote table!

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Quirky museum with lots for young ones to do. Feel like there could be more for older children though. Enjoyable visit.

Thank biizcuit
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Reaching the Museum is easy. I walked and it's very central. There are different galleries. I found interesting to discover Reading history, especially knowing about the abbey and the Oracle On the first floor there's the replica of the famous Bayeux tapestry. Every scene is...More

Thank Tiziana F
Reviewed 9 September 2017

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 17 August 2017 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
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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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