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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.
In early 2019 we will reveal a new look to the ground floor galleries. Find out more about these new and exciting displays.
Discover the story of Hugh Cook of Faringdon, the last abbot of Reading Abbey.
A rare and previously unknown Neolithic monument is the centrepiece of Berkshire Archaeology’s latest newsletter for 2018.
It is difficult to imagine Reading today being in the midst of conflict, but it was during the English Civil War
Discover the story of Reading Museum's first curator. In 1879 after 35 years as a medical doctor he started a second career as antiquarian and...
Over the past year we have created a new digital model of Reading Abbey to provide images of how the abbey looked in its heyday.
June 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the TUC. Working people in Reading started organising themselves to seek better pay and employment...