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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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