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Reading Station opened in 1840 and this year we are celebrating its 180th birthday.
While the doors to Reading Museum are closed, there are ways to keep engaged online with our collections and resources.
Discover the story of Reading's gasholders, iconic landmarks on the skyline for over 100 years, particularly from Newtown and the railway.
Join Professor Anne Lawrence-Mathers from the University of Reading's Department of History, and discover how Christmas was celebrated in medieval...
Join us for Jane Austen Day on 27 July 2019 and learn about Jane Austen’s school days in Reading!
Elizabeth Taylor was born in 1912. This was not the famous Hollywood actress, but the novelist, now regarded as one of England's greatest writers...
Guest blog by the Friends of Caversham Court. Was England ruled from Caversham in spring,1219?
Reading’s first mention in the history books was in AD 870-71 when the Vikings built a camp and wintered at Reading, resisting attacks by the King...
Summer is Icumen In.
It’s bigger than Reading Festival. It’s been around longer than the Purple Turtle.