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Reading Public Museum

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Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
Phone Number: +1 610-371-5850
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.

Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.

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An interesting day out with the kids.

Some neat things to see , worth the trip with the 10 and 11 year olds. Easy to get to, with close parking. Can get pretty codtly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
David B
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West Lawn
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West Lawn
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some neat things to see , worth the trip with the 10 and 11 year olds. Easy to get to, with close parking. Can get pretty codtly.

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Thank David B
Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved all of the exhibits we saw in this small but cool museum. And the price was totally right for our budget! The dinosaur exhibition was the best but all of the exhibits were spectacular!

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Thank Denise W
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent a two hours at this museum on a Friday afternoon. It is a nice museum with a balance of science and art. The Dinosaur exhibition was nice. I am sure kids would love this exhibition. It was a very hot day and we do want to do the walking tour outdoors in the Arboretum, but will wait for... More 

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Thank tam t
Reading, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been going to the reading museum for about 25 years. Every year they have less and less on display. Only thing they still have thats any good is the mummy. I remember loads of native American antiquities and other things, now they are all gone replaced with modern art and silly puppets.

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Thank John R R
Leesport, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you are on a budget but like to see the museum, make sure you go to the Library first. they have passes for free admission to the museum

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Thank schatziboy
Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG it was so much fun! My kids are 4 and 1 and they loved it! My fiancé and I loved it as well. It's for all ages.

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Thank R8231GFshannonb
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had a membership the Museum off and on now for years. We love this little gem and I wish people realized how special this place is and would come visit it. It is great fun for kids of all ages and adults! And the gardens are amazing...

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Thank Shannon O
RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! The greatest compliment is being able to provide a service fro all ages. RPM strives to be an institution for everyone. Thank you for you commitment! More 

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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My last trip to the Reading Public Museum was for a college project, however I've been to the museum many times with family or even on a date! I love the museum, there are so many great artifacts and so much to learn! The museum is always clean quiet and very well kept. There's also beautiful landscape on the outside... More 

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kids words! We are so glad you keep coming back to RPM for various reasons and hope your love of RPM continues to grow! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Beautifully nestled in the woods of Wyomissing, Pa. the Reading Public Museum has given and given over a century of fantastic art. Both new and permanent exhibits grace the halls and corridors under its roof and never disappoints. You'll be amazed at its unique collections for all ages as well as its special attention to the fine arts. Not the... More 

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Thank Andrew O
Reading, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This is a world class museum. Constantly changing exhibits, great staff, very active schedule of events. If locals don't take advantage of this museum they are missing something special.

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! RPM is passionate about providing the region with a place for lifelong learning and being involved with the community. More 

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