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Situated in Reading’s Victorian Town Hall, the Museum tells the story of Reading from its Saxon beginnings to the high-tech town it is today. Explore ten galleries of historic and artistic objects. Discover archaeology from Roman Silchester and Reading Abbey, view vintage Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins, explore our famous Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, and don’t miss changing exhibitions in the Art Gallery. Take a look in our shop with unique local products, books and gifts.

Guide Prices

Free entry.



  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Map & Directions

Reading Museum


Blagrave Street, READING, Berkshire, RG1 1QH
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Tel0118 937 3400

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - SaturdayOpen
Bank HolidayClosed

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