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Museum and Town Hall entrance (image - Rob Walker)

Museum and Town Hall entrance (image - Rob Walker)

Reading Museum & Town Hall is well known for its landmark building in the centre of Reading and is part of Reading Borough Council's cultural services. The Museum has Full Accreditation status from Arts Council England.

Reading Museum has been providing award-winning opportunities for learning, inspiration and enjoyment since 1883 and provides hands-on learning services with a national reputation for innovation and excellence. The Museum & Town Hall’s period rooms and galleries provide a thriving venue for conferences, exhibitions and weddings. The Concert Hall is an important venue for classical music and comedy events.

The Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock tells the history of Reading’s rivers and hosts community art exhibitions in the summer.

Our Statement of Purpose and Aims

Reading Museum & Town Hall celebrates Reading’s heritage by:

1. innovatively engaging with our local communities
2. providing acclaimed opportunities for object-based learning, inspiration and enjoyment
3. caring for and improving access to our important collections and heritage sites
4. developing enterprising catering, event and retail income opportunities

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Date updated: 20 Apr 2016


Downloads:
File format File title Summary File size
PDF

Reading Museum and Town Hall Forward Plan 2016-2020

518KB

PDF

Reading Museum Collection Development Policy 2016-2021

405KB

PDF

Collecting Area Map

Map showing the Museum's geographical criteria for collecting, as described in the Acquisition & Disposal Policy

1.1MB

PDF

Access Policy 2012

48KB

PDF

Collection Management Policy 2012

80KB

PDF

Environmental Policy 2012

52KB

PDF

Photography policy

33KB

PDF

Museum Volunteer Policy 2015

766KB

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Related Websites:

Reading's Cultural and Heritage Strategy

http://www.reading.gov.uk/media/...


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Reading Museum
The Town Hall
Blagrave Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 1QH

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+44(0)118 937 3400
Fax:
+44(0)118 937 3481

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