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Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611
610-371-5850
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I am rating this museum a 3 today because there were a number of items on display that had no name tag or description on it, and one wing of the museum out of 4 wings was closed because the displays were being changed in that wing. I will definitely return at a later date to see the changing wing... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This museum is amazing for its size. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is a wide variety of exhibits that will interest everyone in your family. One might expect this wide variety at larger museums. This amazing little gem is well worth the trip!

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Mohrsville
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Every time that we attend this Museum we are amazed at the new exhibits. They are placed perfectly in the building and they offer places for children to interact with some of the displays.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

y wife was at a photo shoot and so I took the kids to check out the Reading museum. It was a Dora day and actually we did not go with the intention of seeing that exhibit. And actually we enjoyed the rest of the museum without the Dora exhibit. There are many things in this museum that the kids... More

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Edwards, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great museum for everyone! I was visiting family and decided to take my nieces and nephew to the Reading museum. Not expecting much to do there and only spending an hour or so in the museum, boy I was wrong. There was a bunch to do and see, play with, and learn, it was amazing! We spent just about the... More

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West Lawn, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our family has been members of this museum for a few years. For a city the size of Reading this museum has a great collection including an Egyptian mummy which is always a hit with the kids. They change their exhibits quite often which is nice but also keep many of the more noteworthy (mummy) collections displayed continuously. On our... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The museum had an exhibit with an Egyptian Mummy and my kids were fascinated with it. The way the artifacts are displayed draw kids in to check each one out. There is an amazing area that allows kids to climb a rock wall, go virtual surfing, and look at minerals that glow. During the Spring-Fall there is a beautiful area... More

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Robesonia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is the first museum I ever visited as a little girl. I think it has a lot to do with my love of museums. It has changed very much over the years but the important things has stayed the same. I can't even say which part I like best. The arboretum has blossomed under the last 11 years because... More

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Rochester, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

It was raining the day we decided to go. They had the history of the Boy Scouts display that was interesting. I needed to walk and because the day was so raining this was an excellent choice. Very impressed with the religious history and artefacts here. Really cool mummy, and very accurate religious documentation of various tribes and beliefs not... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My rating is based on the outside grounds and I do like museums. This is a great place to take pictures, have an outside wedding, take a walk or sit and relax. A good place for admiring nature and getting a breath of fresh air.

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