Join us for fabulous February Half Term Fun!
Activity Cart: FREE Medieval activities, available all week
NEW! Reading Abbey Gallery opens Monday 12 February
This half term be among the first to see our new Reading Abbey displays, part of the HLF-funded Reading Abbey Revealed project.
Saturday 10 February - Saturday 17 February (closed Sunday)
POP UP RGA Exhibition and Activities
Join the Reading Guild of Artists throughout the week in the Art Gallery. Watch artists at work; try printing, book making, weaving, embroidery and much more! Please see our website for a list of daily activities.
All ages, 10am - 4pm (3pm on Sat 17)
Donations welcome, (£5 general activity fee on Tues), drop in*
Monday 12 February
NEW! Reading Abbey Trail
Our new Reading Abbey display opens today! Take part in our new trail and win a prize. Continues throughout half term.
Families, 10am - 4pm
£1, drop in*
Tuesday 13 February
Reading Abbey Fun Day
Celebrate the opening of our new Reading Abbey Gallery on the ground floor of the Museum, part of the preparations leading up to the opening of the Abbey Ruins in summer 2018. Including: virtual reality headsets, dressing up,handling real Abbey artefacts, stained glass craft, badge making, meet a medieval monk, Abbey trail and RGA events in the Art Gallery!
Families, 10am - 3.30pm
£5 for all activities (sticker on entry), drop in*
Wednesday 14 February
Make & Take: Medieval Tile Decorating
Brilliant hands-on fun! Use our special ceramic pens to design a tile fit for Reading Abbey. Take inspiration from tiles in the new display or create your own design. Set the design by baking your tile in the oven at home.
Families, half-hour sessions 10am -12pm & 1pm - 3pm
£1, pay on the day, drop in*
Thursday 15 February
Bejewelled Medieval Goblet
Cover your goblet in sparkling jewels to celebrate the opening of our new Reading Abbey Gallery. Take home our non-alcoholic mead recipe to toast from your bejewelled creation!
Ages 5+, Families, 45-minute sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm
£4, pay on the day, drop in*
*Our drop-ins are very popular. Please be aware that we have limited capacity for events in the museum