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New website coming soon!
Look out for our new look websites that will be launching in April! The new websites will be more visual, and easier to use and navigate.
Easter Holidays at Reading Museum!
Pop in to Reading Museum over the Easter Holidays and take part in one of our fabulous family friendly activities.
The Museum will be closed over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, including Good Friday, and will reopen on Tuesday 18 April.
Object of the Month: French Priest's Box
In the tumultuous years of the French Revolution, thousands of clergymen fled France to avoid persecution and death. Our object of the month – a fine penwork pine or plane box – was made by one such religious émigré who ended up in Reading.
Paintings on the Move
It's exhibition changeover time - On Track has departed our Sir John Madejski Art Gallery, and we are now awaiting the arrival of Ray Atkins' monumental paintings - which have a long way to travel...
It’s time for Art in the Dark Months 2017
Calling all writers and artists - and anyone who likes art in action! Once again we are welcoming in the New Year with a programme of high quality workshops and events for creative adults.
Object of the Month: Ichthyosaur Fossil
December’s Object of the Month is the magnificently preserved fossil of an ichthyosaur jaw complete with an array of sharp teeth.
Object of the Month: Belgian Refugee Plaque
November is a time of remembrance and so this month's object is a plaque presented to the people of Reading by the Belgian refugees given shelter here during the First World War.
Bee research at Reading Museum
Last week we welcomed a researcher to study bumblebees in the collection, which we hope will support legislation to help protect them - a great use of our historic insect collections!
Object of the Month: Lesser Horseshoe Bat
As it’s Halloween, our October object of the month is this lesser horseshoe bat specimen from the school loans collection. Bats have a 'creepy' reputation but are any of the myths true? Read on…
October Half Term at Reading Museum!
Don't miss our special Monday opening. Join us this half term for some brilliant seasonal activities for families. Lots to see and do throughout the week!
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