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NOW OPEN. The first retrospective of this important artist and much-loved local man. An illustrator, teacher and novelist, Allen Seaby (1867–1953) is well known for his bird and animal paintings. However, with increasing interest in early tw...
NOW OPEN. The first retrospective of this important artist and much-loved local man. An illustrator, teacher and novelist, Allen Seaby (1867–1953) is well known for his bird and animal paintings. However, with increasing interest in early tw...

Book Your Wedding Here!

Book Your Wedding Here!

Reading Museum & Town Hall has three splendid, historic rooms licensed for weddings. Why not consider us as a unique venue for your wedding or civil partnership? We are conveniently situated in Reading town centre, close to a variety of hotels and public transport. We offer a range of packages including reception bar, wedding breakfast buffet or dinner which can be tailored to meet your needs.


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Latest News

Object of the Month: King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville at Reading Abbey

This painting depicts a scene from 1464 when Edward IV is presenting his new wife, Elizabeth Woodville to his Council. The Council had been pressuring the king to marry a royal princess but he had chosen to marry Elizabeth in secret months earlier.

February Half Term Fun at Reading Museum!

You can drop-in throughout half term and enjoy art and craft activities from our popular activity cart. Don't miss our special Monday opening. There are also several drop-in make and take sessions, inspired by our exhibition 'Allen Seaby: Art and Nature'. Full details below and on our What's On pages.

Discover more of Reading's history online

You can now explore over 2,700 objects from our collection online. A major highlight is almost 2,000 photographs of Reading during the 20th century. The website will be a growing ‘shop window’ for the museum’s diverse archaeology, art, natural history, social history and world collections.

Object of the Month: Kingfisher Progressives

Eight progressive proofs of Kingfisher, a woodcut by Allen Seaby, are our objects of the month for January.

Reading Abbey Revealed online survey

During January 2015 we asked for your detailed thoughts about the Abbey Quarter site. The results will feed into our plans for interpretation and activities as part the project's development phase.


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