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Image of Evacuees arriving at Reading station in 1939 inspired Paddington Bear - Click here to view this item

Michael Bond recounts his vivid memories of the 1943 air raid on his hometown, in the second of a series of podcasts about places in Reading which hold historical significance.

Image of Wendy Ramshaw gilt brooch presented to the RFA Collection - Click here to view this item

Reading Foundation for Art have been given a wonderful gilt brooch, made by Wendy Ramshaw, by philanthropist and art lover Dame Stephanie Shirley DBE.

Image of Robert Gillmor demonstrates printmaking at the RGA Celebration Day - Click here to view this item

Reading Guild of Artists held a sale of original prints by members as part of an event celebrating the life and work of long-standing member Robert Gillmor. Robert himself was there, working on the last design for his most recent Royal Mail stamp commission!

Image of Logo of Reading firm SPP Pumps - Click here to view this item

Local firm SPP Pumps have agreed a major sponsorship package with the museum for promotion of this year's blockbuster exhibition, Bikes Balls and Biscuitmen: Our Sporting Life.

Image of Family taking part in a Half Term Activity - Click here to view this item

Drop in during half term for lots of family friendly activities. Don't miss our special Monday opening!


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