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OPENS 4 APRIL. Our next major exhibition in the Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Thames Stories draws objects from the Museum’s important art and archaeology collections to tell tales and answer questions about the River Thames.
Has the ...
OPENS 4 APRIL. Our next major exhibition in the Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, Thames Stories draws objects from the Museum’s important art and archaeology collections to tell tales and answer questions about the River Thames. Has the ...

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

What's on this Easter at Reading Museum

Don't miss our great range of family friendly activities this Easter! We have lots of fun activities on offer, including Crazy Spring Headdresses, our Huntley & Palmers Easter Biscuit Bake Off and our Victorian Schoolroom Experience (suitable for all the family). Our major new exhibition is also open, 'Thames Stories: Art and Archaeology'.

#MuseumWeek

23 March to 29 March is #MuseumWeek on Twitter. Museums across the world are asking their visitors to take part and we want you to get involved as well.

Object of the Month: Huntley & Palmers FA Cup tin

Last time Reading FC reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup was in the 1926-7 season. To celebrate the Royals equalling this record, our object of the month for March is this 1926 Huntley & Palmers FA Cup biscuit tin.

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.

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.


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