Have you met Bertie Badger? The interactive Box Room gallery provides the opportunity to handle real objects from the Museum's collections.

The Museum's School Loans Service is based in this gallery and visitors can see the loans boxes that give the gallery its name on their shelves in open storage. There is often a box or two out on the table in the gallery for you to explore.

Museum Surgery takes place in the Box Room every Thursday from 12.00pm to 4.00pm. Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given).

There is also a display of items that have been found in local gardens to help you identify things you have discovered for yourself, and a video macroscope you can use to get a closer view.

I recently brought a small group to visit the Museum and was very impressed - thank you again!

Reading Museum visitor