Enjoy Christmas time at Reading Museum!

Why not pop into the Museum this winter? Enjoy a great range of trails and family activities to make at home Saturday 4th December – Thursday 23rd December.

Father Christmas’ Forgetful Elf Trail

Our dear, our Forgetful Elf keeps leaving his belongings behind in the Museum. Can you help find them in time for him to begin work in Father Christmas' post room? Don't forget to stop for a rest along the way and write your secret letter to Father Christmas ready to drop in our post box before you leave! Once you have finished collect your festive craft pack (includes making your own friendly elf plus other festive paper craft) to take away and make at home. Please send your crafty pics to us on twitter and Facebook.

Families, £3 per trail/pack (book your trail and craft pack online here)


Musical Mayhem Trail with 1971 Reading Festival Craft!

Celebrate our latest exhibition, Reading Festival 1971. Follow the clues to find the Musical objects on display throughout the Museum and explore the fabulous Festival instruments on display in the Art Gallery. Collect the letters as you go and unravel the mystery word! Then collect your Festival craft pack to take away and make at home. Please send your crafty pics to us on Twitter and Facebook.

Families, £2.50 per trail/ pack (book your trail and craft pack online here)



Arts and Crafts to try at home

We stock a range of unique arts and crafts packs in the Reading Museum shop and online shop for children to enjoy making at home!  For more details and to purchase a pack

Abbey 900 Trail & Fun Pack

Abbey 900 Cress Heads Trail & Craft Pack

Bee Happy! Craft Pack

The Study of Drawing Art Pack

Roman Mosaic Craft Pack

Oh Beautiful World! Art Pack

Dragon Challenge Craft Pack

For more free, downloadable resources, take a look at our resources page or explore our Virtual Fun resources!


The Reading Museum Gift Shop

If you're looking for treats, books and gifts celebrating local history, then there's no better place than the Reading Museum gift shop!

Take a look!