Reading Museum is based in the Victorian Town Hall right in the centre of town.

Discover our Huntley & Palmers biscuit tin collection, archaeology from Roman Silchester and Reading Abbey, our famous Victorian copy of the Bayeux Tapestry, the natural history of Reading, modern art and sculpture, and much more, whilst a short walk away through the Abbey Quarter is the Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock. Don't forget to visit our museum shop and then relax in The Pantry cafe.

Reading is on the Great West Way, and is an ideal base to explore all of its amazing attractions, whether you’re travelling by bus, bike, car or train.

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Visiting the museum is free, but a donation of £5 is hugely appreciated.