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Look out for our new look websites that will be launching in April! The new websites will be more visual, and easier to use and navigate.

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Pop in to Reading Museum over the Easter Holidays and take part in one of our fabulous family friendly activities. The Museum will be closed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, including Good Friday, and will reopen on Tuesday 18 April.

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In the tumultuous years of the French Revolution, thousands of clergymen fled France to avoid persecution and death. Our object of the month – a fine penwork pine or plane box – was made by one such religious émigré who ended up in Reading.

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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...

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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.

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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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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.

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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!

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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!


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