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Thames Stories - art and archaeology
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.
Turbine House Exhibitions Summer 2015
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.
One day event: 30 Jul 2015
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.
12.00pm - 4.00pm, on Thursdays
Bayeux Tapestry Tour
One day event: 01 Aug 2015
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size facsimile Tapestry – no need to book. Every Saturday in the Bayeux Gallery.
2.15pm - 3pm, on Saturdays
Suggested donation £2, drop in
Legacy of Valour - Indian Soldiers in the First World War
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...
The Stinking Tudors: Tussie Mussies
One day event: 04 Aug 2015
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.
Ages 5+, Families
Tea and Talk at Two: Thames Stories Art
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).
Adults and old...
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
One day event: 05 Aug 2015
Enjoy a story using objects from our collection. Every Wednesday in the Green Space or Window Gallery.
10.30am - 11.30am, on Wednesdays
Free, just drop in
Reading Museum Gallery Tour
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 ...
Assistant Curators: Ancient History
One day event: 06 Aug 2015
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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