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Image of Ray Atkins: The Reading Years exhibition logo - Click here to view this item

It's exhibition changeover time - On Track has departed our Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, and we are now awaiting the arrival of Ray Atkins' monumental paintings - which have a long way to travel...

Image of Embroidery, poetry and book-making - some of the Art in the Dark Months workshops - Click here to view this item

Calling all writers and artists - and anyone who likes art in action! Once again we are welcoming in the New Year with a programme of high quality workshops and events for creative adults.

Image of An Ichthyosaur Jaw Fossil  from loans box X1/A - Click here to view this item

December’s Object of the Month is the magnificently preserved fossil of an ichthyosaur jaw complete with an array of sharp teeth.

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There is a sprinkling of glitter and snow in the air this Christmas at Reading Museum, with a chance to meet the ‘real’ Father Christmas, create some wonderful LEGO® baubles, make free paper craft and enjoy 10% off in the Museum Shop.

Image of Belgian Refugees Plaque - Click here to view this item

November is a time of remembrance and so this month's object is a plaque presented to the people of Reading by the Belgian refugees given shelter here during the First World War.

Image of Researcher Matthew Allan studying bumblebees in the Study - Click here to view this item

Last week we welcomed a researcher to study bumblebees in the collection, which we hope will support legislation to help protect them - a great use of our historic insect collections!

Image of Lesser horseshoe bat from loans box Z34 - Click here to view this item

As it’s Halloween, our October object of the month is this lesser horseshoe bat specimen from the school loans collection. Bats have a 'creepy' reputation but are any of the myths true? Read on…

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Don't miss our special Monday opening. Join us this half term for some brilliant seasonal activities for families. Lots to see and do throughout the week!

Image of Photograph of Palmer Senior Girls’ School, 1934 (object no. REDMG: 2016.64.15) - Click here to view this item

Now September is here, this means two things: Back to School and Great British Bake Off! This month’s object is a photograph of Palmer Senior Girls’ School showing girls in a cookery lesson.

Image of Abbey Quarter Tours inside the Abbey Ruins - Click here to view this item

Our Abbey Quarter tours for Heritage Open Days 2016 were fully booked, you can get a taste online of what to see and discover.

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