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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.
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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. ...

Book Your Wedding Here!

Book Your Wedding Here!

Reading Museum & Town Hall has three splendid, historic rooms licensed for weddings. Why not consider us as a unique venue for your wedding or civil partnership? We are conveniently situated in Reading town centre, close to a variety of hotels and public transport. We offer a range of packages including reception bar, wedding breakfast buffet or dinner which can be tailored to meet your needs.


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Latest News

Object of the Month: Reading Festival Ale

Excitement is building for nearly 90,000 music-lovers preparing to descend on Reading for the annual Reading Festival. To celebrate, our object of the month for August is a commemorative bottle of ale from 1971, the first year it was held in Reading.

Father Willis Organ 1864 - 2014

2014 marks 150 years since Reading's famous Father Willis organ was presented to the town by the Reading Philharmonic Society in 1864. To celebrate the anniversary there is a special concert on Saturday 4 October 2014 and other events.

First World War Family History Roadshow on Sunday

Reading Museum is hosting a special 'Family History Road Show' on Sunday 10 August - bring your stories and memorabilia to the Town Hall for identification and digitisation by our panel of experts.

New What's On brochure out now!

The new Reading Culture and Sport What's On brochure for events from September to December 2014 is now available and contains all the Museum's events and exhibitions, as well as recitals, concerts and comedy in the Concert Hall.

Object of the Month:  Medals awarded to Sergeant Alfred Gutteridge

On Saturday 18 July the Thames Valley branch of the Orders and Medals Research Society exhibited a selection of First World War medals at the Museum. Our object of the month for July is a group of medals awarded to a local man, Sergeant Alfred Gutteridge.


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