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NOW OPEN. The first retrospective of this important artist and much-loved local man. An illustrator, teacher and novelist, Allen Seaby (1867–1953) is well known for his bird and animal paintings. However, with increasing interest in early tw...
NOW OPEN. The first retrospective of this important artist and much-loved local man. An illustrator, teacher and novelist, Allen Seaby (1867–1953) is well known for his bird and animal paintings. However, with increasing interest in early tw...

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: Kingfisher Progressives

Eight progressive proofs of Kingfisher, a woodcut by Allen Seaby, are our objects of the month for January.

Reading Abbey Revealed online survey

During January 2015 we are asking you to give us your detailed thoughts about the Abbey Quarter site. The results will feed into our plans for interpretation and activities as part the project's development phase.

Book now for the Friends January Lecture

In this year's Friends Lecture, on Saturday 17 January 2015, Martin Andrews will discuss the inspirational life and work of Allen W. Seaby (1867-1953), the remarkable man who is the subject of the current exhibition in the Museum's Sir John Madejski Art Gallery.

Reading Museum Shop: January Offers

We have lovely gift ranges in stock from coasters, placemats and cards featuring the work of Allen Seaby, to locally-sourced and Reading-themed products and books. We also have items on specal offer in our January Sale section.

Discover more of Reading's history online

You can now explore over 2,700 objects from our collection online. A major highlight is almost 2,000 photographs of Reading during the 20th century. The website will be a growing ‘shop window’ for the museum’s diverse archaeology, art, natural history, social history and world collections.


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