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Nicely arranged all the things to see the history of Reading

Nice place to visit if you are visiting Reading. It shows the history and importance of Reading... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
RosyU
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reading Museum

Reading Museum is a very interesting place to visit right in the town centre. It also has a snack... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2018
busbylewis
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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 1 week ago

The upstairs galleries are mostly the same - Roman Silchester, Bayeux Tapestry, Huntley Palmer biccies, art and pottery - but the Victorian Gallery and school room are now off limits. The ground floor learning centre is gone. The café and main floor exhibits are under...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Matthew W, Manager at Reading Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review. Its a shame that your visit coincided with all the essential renovations to our beautiful historic building, but you will be pleased to know that these are being phased for completion over the next few months, and there will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the Bayeux tapestry which was amazing and did not disappoint. So much more with the history of the Abbey, Huntley and Palmers, fantastic biscuit tins and Silchester. Well laid out in a great building. And free to visit as well. Terrific.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s great to see how the museum has grown since I would have first visited as a child. It’s also great to see some of the old favourites still on display as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum building in itself is so beautiful & historic & you find yourself awe inspired at it's beautiful design & it reminds you of how important Reading was & must have been, as it is today, to the people of yesteryear & the amazing...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Matthew W, Manager at Reading Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for fantastic review. Its great to hear we exceed your expectations and made you proud of your home town! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Nice place to visit if you are visiting Reading. It shows the history and importance of Reading town.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RosyU
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Reading Museum is a very interesting place to visit right in the town centre. It also has a snack bar if you fancy a cuppa during your visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank busbylewis
Reviewed 25 November 2018

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 22 November 2018

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
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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
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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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