This gallery traces the development of Reading's environment, landscape and wildlife, using hundreds of geology and natural history specimens.
Follow the story of our local environment from 400 million years ago to the present day. Find out:
Gallery Highlights include:
The complete Iron Age dog skeleton excavated at Blewburton hillfort on the Berkshire Downs
Our royal red deer stag, donated to the Museum by King George V from the herd at Windsor Great Park
Red kites, once rare but now frequently seen soaring over Reading
Please note: we have planned gallery closures for essential maintenance in January to March 2022. This will include the Green Space. Find out more.
I love the large deer!Visitor, aged 5