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Making Faces: Tudor to Modern
From: 21 Sep 2013 To: 16 Mar 2014
What makes a great portrait? Find out by experiencing this impressive display of over 30 oil paintings from the Museum's art collection.
Works range from Tudor and Stuart panel paintings, including our extraordinary portrait of Elizabeth I, to se...
Community Display: Jacksons Closing Down Display
From: 26 Nov 2013 To: 13 Apr 2014
It will be with sadness that Reading says goodbye to Jacksons when it closes its doors for the last time at the end of 2013.
Founded by Edward Jackson in 1875, the shop will be affectionately remembered by generations of Reading people. This disp...
Talk: Life in Tudor and Stuart Berkshire
One day event: 08 Mar 2014
Early portraits like those in Making Faces: Tudor to Modern suggest what people looked like but how did they live, what did they think and who did they know? Joan Dils, well known local historian and research fellow in the University of Rea...
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
Classical Music Alive - Imogen Cooper, Piano
'My selection of works in the first half of this programme stems from the closeness between Robert and Clara Schumann nee Wieck, and the loving influence that each had on the other. That each wrote a beautiful Romanze (no doubt with the oth...
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
One day event: 12 Mar 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
Archaeological Finds Surgery
One day event: 13 Mar 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.
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
One day event: 15 Mar 2014
Naturally 7 take classic close-harmony to stratospheric new heights, mixing beatboxing with rap, soul, pop and jazz. This is a vocal group in a league of its own, and it’s hard to believe that there is not a single musical instrument ...
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