In light of the latest Government announcement, the Reading Museum team is currently working hard behind-the-scenes to undertake all the necessary health and safety checks and risk assessments, to ensure that we are able to safely reopen and welcome you back to the Museum as soon as possible.
We hope to update you again soon very shortly.
Update: 5th November 2020
Reading Museum is currently closed to visitors for the duration of the national lockdown, in line with the latest UK Government guidelines.
After our update earlier this week, we are delighted to announce that two further parts of the Museum's service will continue over the weeks to come.
The Museum’s popular online school sessions, delivered live by our learning team, will still be available for our virtually visiting schools to enjoy.
Meanwhile, the Museum gift shop will stay open online, and you will be able to browse our range of charming gifts from home, and order via delivery or use our brand-new click and collect option.
Keep an eye on our social media feeds and blog, where we will continue sharing news from the Museum and the stories of our collections.
Update: 3rd November 2020
Following the latest Government guidance, Reading Museum will close to visitors from 4pm on the 4th November for the duration of the national lockdown.
It has been wonderful seeing so many people at the Museum since we reopened in early August, enjoying our collections and galleries as much as ever, and we look forward to safely welcoming you back when we next can.
Much like throughout the year, our team will continue working behind the scenes to bring the Museum to you via our website and social media. We will also be sharing another update later in the week about how our popular online schools sessions and online shop will continue during this new period of closure.
Update - 8th September 2020
Reading Museum reopened on 8 September. We have made many changes to ensure that the Museum is safe and welcoming for all. Importantly, you are now required to make a free timed booking in advance of your visit, you can find out more on our Welcome Back pages.
We 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.
Here’s how you can explore our collections and engage with us online:
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!
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.