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Community Case Display: Journeys and Stories
From: 05 Apr 2016 To: 09 Jul 2016
The Journeys and Stories exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Reading Museum, The Elizabeth Fry Charity, Thames Valley Partnership and MERL (Museum of English Rural Life). Artists Christine Wilkinson and Carla Conte worked alongside...
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...
One day event: 26 May 2016
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
STEAM Day: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics
One day event: 28 May 2016
All aboard for this action-packed fun day for families. See demonstrations of students’ practical work and find out about recent engineering feats on Reading’s railways. The day will include fascinating talks by railway heritage...
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
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 ...
Decorating Huntley & Palmers Biscuits
One day event: 31 May 2016
Budding chefs can decorate our homemade biscuits in this hands-on activity. Design a special paper plate & wrapping to take them home.
Ages 5+, Families
1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
Victorian Schoolroom Experience
Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in our unique Victorian classroom.
Adults and children over 5
11.30am, 1.15pm & 2.30pm
Make & Take: Eddie the Engine
One day event: 01 Jun 2016
Make a friendly bendy, stretchy train to take away in these fun craft sessions.
Families, half-hour sessions
10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
50p, pay on the day, drop in*
*Our drop-ins are very popular...
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
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