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Interesting little museum

I visited the museum with a friend one afternoon. We arrived rather close to closing time (4 pm... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Carolyn S
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Lydbrook, United Kingdom
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My wife and I found the Reading Museum purely by accident while wandering the streets of the city... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Allan H
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London, Canada
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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 2 weeks ago

Visited the museum specifically to see the copy of the Bayeux Tapestry. Arrived at around 2:30pm on a weekday and was almost the only person there. The tapestry is displayed in a gallery on the first floor with good annotations and explanations of who made...More

Thank Onx23mm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not exceptionally big in regards to larger museums that you encounter in cities, but enough to have a look around and get a knowledge of Reading and Roman influence along with other artifacts. - The top layer ( two floors ) was dominated by the...More

Thank Gilliane M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

My friend and I had an interesting look around the three floors of the museum today. A lift is available. There are a lot of exhibits of Reading's local history going way back, and one room in particular was set out as a Victorian School...More

Thank ChisF
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I visited the museum with a friend one afternoon. We arrived rather close to closing time (4 pm) however the staff were very helpful and obliging. We had to skip what looked like some interesting displays on Reading, and went instead to the replica Bayeux...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

My wife and I found the Reading Museum purely by accident while wandering the streets of the city. The museum is attached to the Town Hall and holds material which describes the history if the area going back to prehistoric times. Reading has been an...More

Thank Allan H
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

This is a local history museum with a surprise. The upper gallery has a full scale replica of the Bayeux tapestry. This was created by a group of Victorian ladies with a passion for embroidery. It was nice to see and putting in person, it...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful free museum suitable for all ages . Discover reading through the ages . A nice cafe and good toilet facilities. Housed in the town hall , the building itself is interesting. There is a small gift shop.

Thank juliegrover
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

For a free museum it was well worth a visit. Had lots of local history and a replica of the bayeux tapestry. Interesting a should be more advertised so other can enjoy it aswell as I did.

1  Thank Andyefc22
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Informative museum with a nice selection of exhibits spanning the ages. Really liked the new "Reading through the ages" portion

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is an excellent museum with informative signage and the most interesting displays. I particularly like the replica Bayeux tapestry which was just amazing having been made in the early 19th century. Similarly, the display of Roman artefacts from Silchester were amazing. To be recommended....More

2  Thank Sus1952
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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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