Essential building maintenance

Last updated: 6th February 2024

Over the coming months, we are carrying out some essential maintenance on the exterior of Reading Town Hall. Reading Museum and the Town Hall are open as usual, but please read below for updates on the building work.

Step-free access via the main entrance has now reopened for all visitors to the Reading Museum and the Town Hall. Scaffolding has been erected and repairs to the building's facade will be completed in February 2024.

The pavement between Valpy Street and Town Hall Square is currently open, under the scaffolding gantry, and this also provides access our main entrance, see the images below.

However, during the week commencing 4th March 2024 the pavement outside the Town Hall and the main entrance will be closed for the scaffolding gantry to be removed. The disabled parking bays along Blagrave Street will be suspended for the duration of the work. The entrance to the Museum and Town Hall during this period will be through the Clock tower entrance.  Steep-free access for this period will need to be through The Pantry cafe (side entrance beside the Blandy & Blandy Offices).

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress. Thank you.

The main entrance is approached under the scaffolding from Town Hall Square or Valpy Street (September 2023)

The main entrance under the scaffolding (October 2023)

Previous updates

Last updated 21st November 2022

Over the coming months we will be carrying out some essential building maintenance on the exterior of Reading Town Hall.

Scaffolding has now been erected and the step-free main entrance has now reopened for all visitors to the Town Hall.

The pavement has now reopened between the main entrance and Town Hall Square, but for public safety it remains temporarily closed between Valpy Street and the main entrance.

We will continue to keep you updated on our progress, thank you.

 

14th September 2022

Over the coming weeks we will be carrying out some essential building maintenance on the exterior of Reading Town Hall.

For public safety, we have installed barriers along the front of the building. Part of the pavement outside the town hall is therefore temporarily closed.

The main entrance to the Museum/Town Hall will temporarily move to clock tower end, near to the Pantry Café, this includes disabled access. Services at the Town Hall and Museum are unaffected.

We have signage in place to direct people to these diverted routes and we apologise for any inconvenience. We will continue to keep you updated on our progress.

Thank you for your patience.