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Community Display - Our Journey So Far: Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence
From: 04 Oct 2016 To: 04 Feb 2017
With generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Reading’s Barbados and Friends Association have curated this display which represents a community-wide programme of research into the life and times of Reading’s Barbadian Community...
Tales for Tots - Story-time for the under 5s
One day event: 25 Jan 2017
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
One day event: 26 Jan 2017
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
Ray Atkins: The Reading Years
From: 28 Jan 2017 To: 06 May 2017
OPENS 28 JANUARY. The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s.
Between 1968 and 1974 he live...
Reading Museum Gallery Tour
One day event: 28 Jan 2017
Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries.
Our volunteers begin the tour with an update on the Abbey Quarter project; find out about the exciting plans to transform Reading’s Abbey precinct into a u...
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
Talk: Ray Atkins, the Reading Years
Artist Donald Macauley will share his admiration for Ray Atkins and consider how Ray’s painting sits within the story of mid- to late-twentieth century British art.
Ray will be on hand to sign copies of exhibition book Ray Atkins: T...
Chinese New Year Celebration
One day event: 29 Jan 2017
Chinese New Year is the largest festival among Chinese communities and is widely celebrated across the world. For the first time Reading’s own Chinese community brings the celebration to the town centre. Be amazed by a magical lion da...
Masterclass: Ray Atkins
One day event: 30 Jan 2017
Experience Ray’s approach to urban landscape as he discusses the work in his exhibition then draws alongside you at a site near to the museum. Bring your own easel, drawing materials and warm clothing as you will be working outside. T...
One day event: 01 Feb 2017
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