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From: 05 Apr 2014 To: 14 Sep 2014

On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. Our exhibition marks the centenary of the First World War’s outbreak, and will be a focal point for our town to explore how war throughout history has shaped Reading’s character. ...

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One day event: 23 Jul 2014

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

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One day event: 23 Jul 2014

What: Author and military historian Andrew Bird will give an account of his fascinating new research into the part Reading played as host to a training school for the fighter aces of the Royal Flying Corps during the First World War. Part of our...

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One day event: 24 Jul 2014

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: 26 Jul 2014

What: Join the archaeologists from Reading University to discover what a dig is like. Explore some Roman artefacts and visit our stall for a Roman-themed activity. Who: All ages When: 11.00am – 3.00pm How Much: FREE, at Silchester (ne...

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One day event: 26 Jul 2014

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

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One day event: 29 Jul 2014

What: Find out about Alfred Von Tirpitz, the German pig rescued by a British officer, in our exhibition Reading at War. Then have a go at modelling your own porcine hero in this hands-on activity. Who: Ages 5+, Families, When: 1-hour sessi...

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One day event: 29 Jul 2014

What:   What were schooldays like over 70 years ago? To mark our exhibition Reading at War we will be running a special wartime version of our unique schoolroom experience. Who: Ages 5+ When: 11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm How Much: ...

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One day event: 30 Jul 2014

What: Calling all bears! Celebrate the start of the summer holidays by bringing your owners along to the Forbury Gardens where you can make some fun crafts and (hopefully) enjoy the sun. Don’t forget your sandwiches! (In the event of bad we...

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One day event: 30 Jul 2014

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

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