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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

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: Civic Centre model

Reading Borough Council's relocated Civic Offices in Bridge Street open on 15 December. Our object of the month is the 1972 architect's model of the old Offices that closed on 12 December.

Christmas Shopping at Reading Museum

Looking for an extra special gift for Christmas? Why not browse the Museum shop for ideas? We have new gift ranges in stock from coasters, placemats and cards featuring the work of Allen Seaby, to locally-sourced and Reading-themed products and books - great stocking fillers!

Abbey Quarter next steps

Work has started on developing more detailed plans for the ‘Reading Abbey Revealed’ project. Our new approach to the conservation and interpretation of Reading’s historic Abbey Quarter will be detailed in a second round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund that will be submitted in September 2015.

Object of the Month: Brock Barracks Remembrance Day photograph

This year was the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and this month saw people across the country stop and think about those who fell in battle. November’s object of the month is a photograph from our Reading Chronicle Collection showing two generations remembering the fallen at Brock Barracks in November 1963.


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