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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.
Berkshire Geoconservation Group - William Smith Centenary
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...
Bayeux Tapestry Tour
One day event: 23 May 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
One day event: 26 May 2015
Use clay and plaster to create your own riverbed fossil in this fun hands-on activity.
Ages 5+, Families
1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
£3, pay on the day, drop in*
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: Iron Age Jewellery
One day event: 27 May 2015
Make your own brilliant brooch that could have been worn by the Iron Age Celts.
Half-hour sessions between 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
£1, pay on the day, drop in*
*Our drop-ins are ve...
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
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: Natural History
One day event: 28 May 2015
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...
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
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