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Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
+1 610-371-5850
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Not what I remember as a kid

Ive been going to the reading museum for about 25 years. Every year they have less and less on... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
John R R
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Reading, Pennsylvania
bring your kids

if you are on a budget but like to see the museum, make sure you go to the Library first. they have... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
schatziboy
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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
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"on display"
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"permanent collection"
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"lovely grounds"
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"traveling exhibits"
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"modern art"
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"egyptian mummy"
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"all ages"
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"wonderful exhibits"
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"spring and summer"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"three floors"
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Ive been going to the reading museum for about 25 years. Every year they have less and less on display. Only thing they still have thats any good is the mummy. I remember loads of native American antiquities and other things, now they are all...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

if you are on a budget but like to see the museum, make sure you go to the Library first. they have passes for free admission to the museum

Thank schatziboy
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

OMG it was so much fun! My kids are 4 and 1 and they loved it! My fiancé and I loved it as well. It's for all ages.

Thank R8231GFshannonb
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have had a membership the Museum off and on now for years. We love this little gem and I wish people realized how special this place is and would come visit it. It is great fun for kids of all ages and adults! And...More

Thank Shannon O
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you for the kind words! The greatest compliment is being able to provide a service fro all ages. RPM strives to be an institution for everyone. Thank you for you commitment!

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Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

My last trip to the Reading Public Museum was for a college project, however I've been to the museum many times with family or even on a date! I love the museum, there are so many great artifacts and so much to learn! The museum...More

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2016

Thank you so much for the kids words! We are so glad you keep coming back to RPM for various reasons and hope your love of RPM continues to grow!

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Beautifully nestled in the woods of Wyomissing, Pa. the Reading Public Museum has given and given over a century of fantastic art. Both new and permanent exhibits grace the halls and corridors under its roof and never disappoints. You'll be amazed at its unique collections...More

Thank Andrew O
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a world class museum. Constantly changing exhibits, great staff, very active schedule of events. If locals don't take advantage of this museum they are missing something special.

Thank MrFusyPants
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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2016

Thank you for the kind words! RPM is passionate about providing the region with a place for lifelong learning and being involved with the community.

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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome Exhibit! My 5 year old daughter was in amazement. She loves dinosaurs and to be able to see them moving with the lights and sounds was like a dream for her. As close as she will ever get to the real thing. Lots of...More

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Thank you for the rave review and getting your daughter excited about The Museum! RPM is very excited about Dinosaurs Around the World and are looking forward to having many happy visitors like you stopping by to see the exhibition! Hope to have you back...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2016

I loved my recent visit to this museum! There was a traveling Russian exhibit there, at the time, which was incredible. The grounds are very nice, as well. I did not make it to the planetarium but plan to try that in the future. During...More

Thank Marathoner02
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

I've always appreciated this museum. There is something for everyone - oil paintings, sculpture, modern art, and all in a very tasteful setting. More people should attend this fine venue.

Thank rick d
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goirish106
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Response from szechman4 | Reviewed this property |
$10 adult, $6 children or season pass $75 and go as much as u want
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bassjwp
20 April 2017|
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Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
There are just snacks in the Gift Shop. There are many places along Penn Ave in west reading (about one mile away) to eat. Ranges from specialty restaurants to McDonald's.
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missiulsh
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Hi there. Dinosaurs closed the beginning of October. However, Sunday, Dec. 11, santa will be visiting RPM FROM 11am-2pm. Brain Teasers and CitiBlocs are great exhibitions for kiddos to visit. We also have a Thomas the Tank... More
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