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Reading at War exhibition
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.
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
One day event: 03 Sep 2014
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
Tea and Talks at Two: Your Country Needs You
Historian Dr Margaret Simons will talk about the role of Reading women during the First World War.
Part of our regular series of informal talks on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer. Speakers will be some of Reading’s leadi...
One day event: 04 Sep 2014
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
Bayeux Tapestry Tour
One day event: 06 Sep 2014
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: 10 Sep 2014
Archaeological Finds Surgery
One day event: 11 Sep 2014
Bring in your local archaeological finds to be identified and recorded by East Berkshire Finds Liaison Officer David Williams. Find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme and how it is adding to our knowledge of the past.
Heritage Open Days - Reading Abbey Paintings Tours
Find out about some of the important historical events that took place at Reading Abbey on this guided tour of the Abbey model and Abbey paintings in the Museum. Please meet in the Museum entrance ten minutes before each tour.
Heritage Open Days- Reading Abbey Quarter Tours
From: 12 Sep 2014 To: 13 Sep 2014
Your chance to join a guided tour of Reading's most significant historic areas including the Abbey Ruins. The tour will combine an introduction to the history of the site with an opportunity to find out about the ongoing conservation p...
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