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Reading Museum

Town Hall Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH, England
+44 118 937 3400
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Charming

This is a wonderful museum with lots of interesting collections. They have a stunning reproduction... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindsay E
Definitely worth a visit!

Had a day out with my daughter in Reading and after lunch and a bit of shopping we headed to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jenny H
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Cookham, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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“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 1 week ago

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

Thank Lindsay E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

2  Thank Toryu
Reviewed 16 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 14 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.

Thank williambrowning
Reviewed 14 March 2017

First time visit, and well worth it. Lots of fascinating items, including a replica of the Bayeux Tapestry. I was surprised at the number of finds in the Reading area. Silchester is well known, but mammoth tasks in Caversham? All very good.

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This is one of those great town museums with an eclectic mix of exhibits: Roman remains, mosaic floors and trays of beautiful, intricate jewellery, art galleries, a Victorian school room and what was great fun a small gallery all about Huntley and Palmer's biscuit factory...More

Thank Helengak
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janegreen2016
Opening times on sundays
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
Opening times on Sunday
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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