Update on reopening (29th June 2020)

We welcome the Government's announcement that museums will be able to reopen from the 4th July following changes to coronavirus (Covid-19) policy. Reading Museum will not be opening straight away, but we are working hard to ensure the museum will be a safe and welcoming place for staff and visitors, and will share our plans when we have more news.

We have greatly missed seeing our visitors, but we have been overjoyed by how so many of you have visited us online and explored the stories of our collections. We cannot wait to welcome you back and return in person to the brilliant community of Reading.

In the meantime, we will continue using our website and social media to share brand new exhibitions, our collections, blogposts, and arts and crafts to do at home. You can discover all these fantastic resources across our website and in the list below. You can also browse our online shop for unique gifts either reflecting Reading and the local area or inspired by the Museum's collection.

Explore our collections and local history online

Here’s how you can explore our collections and engage with us online:

Learning Resources

We are sharing resources to help you with fun learning and enjoyment at home. Discover downloadable resources, ideas and inspiration for all ages over at our resources page.
Pop back soon as we will keep adding new content!

Social media

We are continuing to keep in touch on social media! Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Online shop

Our online shop showcases a range of unique gifts either reflecting Reading and the local area or inspired by the Museum's collection. Every purchase made in our Shop goes towards supporting the Museum. You can purchase our best selling products online now.