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On Track: Reading’s Railways, Past, Present and Future
From: 21 May 2016 To: 14 Jan 2017
Jump on board for this incredible journey through an extraordinary story, told with stunning imagery and must-see exhibits. The railway has been at the heart of Reading life since 1840 when the first passenger train left for London, pulled by a st...
Teddy Bears Picnic: Railway Teddies
One day event: 27 Jul 2016
Calling all bears! Celebrate the start of the summer holidays by bringing your owners along to the Forbury Gardens. Enjoy making some railway themed craft with your favourite teddy in the sun. Don’t forget your sandwiches! (In the eve...
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
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
Victorian Schoolroom Experience
One day event: 28 Jul 2016
Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children in our unique Victorian classroom.
11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm
£2 per person, drop...
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
Reading Museum Gallery Tour
One day event: 30 Jul 2016
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 ...
Bayeux Tapestry Tour
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
One day event: 03 Aug 2016
Summer Holiday Museum Club
One day event: 04 Aug 2016
Join us for this all-day activity packed with a range of fun tasks, games and craft. Take a trail around the Museum, handle the weird and wonderful objects in our loans boxes and play our fast-talking artefact guessing game. Then head to th...
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