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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...

Image of William Smith display in the Community Case, Reading: People & Place Gallery - Click here to view this item

From: 19 May 2015 To: 26 Jul 2015

Geology underlies everything we do. Berkshire Geoconservation Group celebrates the centenary of William Smith, ‘father of English geology’, with this Community Case display on his revolutionary maps and local sites of geological intere...

Image of Exploring Reading's copy of the Bayeux Tapestry - Click here to view this item

One day event: 23 May 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 Hands on activities at Reading Museum - Click here to view this item

One day event: 26 May 2015

What: Use clay and plaster to create your own riverbed fossil in this fun hands-on activity. Who: Ages 5+, Families When: 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm How Much: £3, pay on the day, drop in* *Our drop-in...

Image of The Victorian Schoolroom - Click here to view this item

One day event: 26 May 2015

What: Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in our unique Victorian classroom. Who: Adults and children over 5 When: 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm How Much: ...

Image of Make & Take: Iron Age Jewellery - Click here to view this item

One day event: 27 May 2015

What: Make your own brilliant brooch that could have been worn by the Iron Age Celts. Who: Families When: Half-hour sessions between 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm How Much: £1, pay on the day, drop in* *Our drop-ins are ve...

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

One day event: 27 May 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: 27 May 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 ...

Image of Assistant Curators: Natural History - Click here to view this item

One day event: 28 May 2015

What: A unique chance to handle animal skulls and other items from our natural history collection and learn more about how curators investigate objects. Then head back to our activity room to model your own fantastic skull to take away. Please no...

Image of Exloring objects in the Box Room - Click here to view this item

One day event: 28 May 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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