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Reading Museum Service has collections that span wide areas of history, archaeology, art and the natural world. The Album provides an opportunity to view some of the diverse items preserved by the museum and to obtain information on themes relating to the collections and the local environment and history. This is a growing area of the site and new objects and themes will be added often, so please check back regularly.

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Silchester Black & White Mosaic

Geometric design mosaic in black and white from the Roman town at Silchester, Hampshire.

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Silchester 'Church' Mosaic

A small mosaic floor with a design of chequers and lozenges from a building identified as a probable 4th century Christian church. Excavated in 1892 and 1961 at the Roman town at Silchester, Hampshire.

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Silchester Hexagon Pattern Mosaic

A beautiful mosaic floor with a design of nine hexagons, floral motifs and cantharus. Excavated at the Roman town at Silchester, Hampshire.

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Silchester Eagle

The Silchester Eagle, described as ‘the most superbly naturalistic rendering of any bird or beast as yet yielded by Roman Britain’.

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Samian Bowl

Read about the red-gloss Samian pottery imported from Gaul in large quantities in the Roman period.

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Silchester Black Burnished Ware Jar

Learn about a cooking pot made in Dorset and found at Silchester Roman town.

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Syngenta Coin Hoard

Read about a hoard of gold coins dating from the time of Julius Caesar.

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Steel pan and steel bands

Steel pan music was brought to Reading by the town's Caribbean community in the 1950s.

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Schools in 19th century Reading

How were Reading's poorest children educated in the nineteenth century?

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Silk shoes

Why didn't Queen Elizabeth really wear these slippers?

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Silchester Photography

Discover how the early use of photography helped record the Victorian excavations of Roman Silchester.

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Simeon Monument

Discover the history of this monument, designed by Bank of England architect, Sir John Soane.

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Simond's Brewery

One of Reading's famous 3Bs - Beer!

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Suffragettes and the Wargrave fire

Find out who set fire to Wargrave Church and why.

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Suffragette Demonstration, 1910

Who were the Suffragettes? What were they protesting about? Find out here.

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Sutton's Seeds and Bulbs

Discover more about one of Reading's famous 3Bs - bulbs.

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Sea Urchins

Petrified hearts? Fossil sea creatures? Find out more.

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Stag Beetles

Britain's largest beetle with the biggest jaws. Dare you look?

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Starfish

How many arms can a starfish grow? Find out here...

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