This popular gallery tells the story of Huntley & Palmers, Reading's world famous biscuit makers. Discover how Huntley & Palmers pioneered the mass production of biscuits and why Reading became known as the 'Biscuit Town'.
You can see and hear what factory life was like for Huntley & Palmers' thousands of workers, through oral history, photographs and historic film, including the earliest surviving film of a British factory.
- Almost 300 decorative biscuit tins as well as advertising and artefacts
- An African thumb piano made from a recycled H&P biscuit tin
- A biscuit supplied to Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition
- The rude ‘Kate Greenaway’ biscuit tin that embarrassed the biscuit company!
Lovely Museum. Memories of Huntley & Palmers biscuits.- Reading Museum visitor
Children looking at Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins