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Image of Caversham Bridge near Reading, by William Havell, 1811 - Click here to view this item

From: 04 Apr 2015 To: 04 Oct 2015

OPEN until 4 October. Our major new 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...

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From: 04 Jul 2015 To: 08 Aug 2015

This summer the Turbine House at Riverside Museum hosts an exhibition by regular Paul Ryan, who includes boats made from driftwood/found materials in his shows, as well as an exhibition by five photographers who studied here in Reading. The ...

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One day event: 30 Jul 2015

What: Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room. Who: All ages When: 12.00pm - 4.00pm, on Thursdays How Much: Free, ...

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One day event: 01 Aug 2015

What: Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size facsimile Tapestry – no need to book. Every Saturday in the Bayeux Gallery. Who: All ages When: 2.15pm - 3pm, on Saturdays How Much: Suggested donation £2, drop in

Image of 1.5 million Indian soldiers voluntered for Britain during the First World War - Click here to view this item

From: 02 Aug 2015 To: 31 Aug 2015

Telling the story of the significant contribution made by Indian soldiers during the First World War, this community exhibition features rare historic photos and archives. The result of a heritage project undertaken by the local Punjabi communit...

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One day event: 04 Aug 2015

What: Make a small bouquet of herbs and flowers (a Tussie Mussie) to hide any horrible Tudor smells! Then find out how the Tudors dressed in all their finery and take a picture next our fabulous portrait of Elizabeth I. Who: Ages 5+, Families ...

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One day event: 04 Aug 2015

What: Walk and talk: Look at the Thames Stories exhibition with curator Elaine Blake and see how the river has inspired artists. After the talk enjoy a cream tea in our Palmers café (pick up your voucher when paying). Who: Adults and old...

Image of Tots Tales in the Window Gallery - Click here to view this item

One day event: 05 Aug 2015

What: Enjoy a story using objects from our collection. Every Wednesday in the Green Space or Window Gallery. Who: Under 5s When: 10.30am - 11.30am, on Wednesdays How Much: Free, just drop in

Image of Gelert by Charles Burton Barber, 1884 - Click here to view this item

One day event: 05 Aug 2015

What: Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries. Our volunteers will offer a personal insight into the Museum’s collection. Each tour guide offers a different tour and will pick out items that fascinate ...

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One day event: 06 Aug 2015

What: A unique chance to handle ancient objects from around the world and learn more about how curators investigate objects. Then get creative and head back to our activity room to model your own clay artefact to take away. Please note that child...

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