Family Fun at Reading Museum!

Discover everything coming up at Reading Museum for all the family to enjoy! 

May Half Term at Reading Museum

Sat 25 May until Saturday 1 June

Activity Cart: Throughout Half Term - Drop in throughout the week to create some fun paper craft. Donations welcome, drop in.

Little Puffin Trail: From Sat 25 May Onwards

Families. £1.50 per trail, pay on the day or book online here.

Sugar Cube Igloos: Tuesday 28 May

Early Bird offer! if you book for the first session of the day at 10am you can get a FREE Puffin Trail (just ask at Reception)

All ages, Families, 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm. £4, book online here.

Make & Take: Arctic Birds Streamers: Weds 29 May

Families, half-hour sessions 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm. £1, pay on the day, drop in

National Biscuit Day at Didcot Railway Centre: Weds 29 May

Join us at Reading Museum's stall at Didcot Railway Centre to celebrate National Biscuit Day! We will be taking along some biscuit craft and Huntley and Palmers Biscuit tins to handle. A GWR steam locomotive with a H&P reproduction headboard will be running all day giving passenger rides. We will also have some H&P Biscuit craft available on our Activity Cart at Reading Museum.  

Ice Experiments: Thursday 30 May

All ages, Families, 1-hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am, 1pm & 2.15pm. £4, book online here.

Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Abbey Gateway: Friday 31 May

Ages 5+, 11am & 2pm (meeting at the Abbey Gateway). £1 per person, pay on the day or book online here.

Regular Events:

Sport in Mind Session: Mum & Baby Movement & Exercise for Mental Wellbeing: Every Monday

Light movement and exercise for mums and babies with our lovely instructor! These sessions are for mums with babies under 1, experiencing low mood, isolation or loneliness or difficulties with their mental health. In partnership and delivered for the benefit of local people by Sport in Mind, the UK’s leading mental health sports charity. 1 - 2pm. Free, for more information, please contact Sport in Mind 0118 9479762 – –

Rhymetime at Reading Museum: Every Wednesday

The popular Rhymetime sessions at Reading Libraries are now starting at Reading Museum! These sessions introduce babies and children to language, rhyme and taking part in a fun way. Families, 10.30am – 11am. Free, drop in 

Object Handling: Every Friday Morning

Join our gallery team or one of our volunteers and enjoy learning more about the objects in our Loans Collection. All ages, 10.30am - 12pm, drop in

Museums, My WayEvery Saturday

We have created a breakout room, aimed at neurodivergent visitors and their families. Quiet areas with tents and cushions and sensory toys will be available. Families can enjoy exploring the galleries using our sensory bags, then take time out to relax before continuing their visit. Families, Free, drop in