Family Fun at Reading Museum!

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

Little Puffin Trail: From Sat 25 May Onwards

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

Regular Events:

Sport in Mind Session: Mum & Baby Movement & Exercise for Mental Wellbeing: Every Monday, Term Time (please note that the last class will run on Monday 15 July and will restart on Monday 9 September)

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

Museums, My Way Performance: Thin Ice: Sat 13 July

A special VIP Performance of music created especially for our exhibition Arctic Mirage for Museums, My Way families, with musician Pete Doyle. A chance to have a go with some of Pete's instruments and make your own music! Then why not drop into our Museums, My Way breakout space and enjoy some craft and a play. Museums, My Way Families, 10am to 11am. Free, book here

Performance: Thin Ice: Sat 13 July

Join local musician Pete Doyle as he performs his composition ‘Thin Ice’ in our current exhibition, Julian Grater: Arctic Mirage. Suitable for the whole family. Families, 11am and 3pm. Free, drop in

Summer Holidays

Thurs 25 July – Tues 3 Sept 24

Thurs 25 July Buzzy Bee Bonanza Activity Day!

All ages, Families, 10am – 3pm. Donations Welcome


Friday 26 July Victorian Schoolroom Experience in the Abbey Gateway 

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


Weds 31 July Reading Museum’s Teddy Bears Picnic, Rhymetime and Craft in the Forbury Gardens

All ages, Families, 10am – 3pm. £1, pay on the day, drop in


Tuesday 6 August Make & Take: Spoonimals

Families, half-hour sessions 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm. £2, pay on the day, drop in


Weds 14 Aug Bug Club: The Creepy Crawly Crew

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


Tuesday 20 August Get Into Stitching

The friendly and supportive team of sewing volunteers will show you how to sew a simple fabric picture. All supplies provided. Please note that we will be using sharp needles and scissors.

Ages 5+, Families, 1 hour sessions starting at 10am, 11.15am and 1pm. £4 per child, book here


Thursday 22 August Make & Take: Medieval Tile Decorating

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


Weds 28 August Nature Navigators Outdoor Sessions

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