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“Hidden Fun”
Review of Reading Museum

Reading Museum
Ranked #10 of 90 things to do in Reading
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore our galleries of amazing objects local and global. There’s something for everyone from biscuit tins to beetles, Romans to Rodin. We are a venue for business functions, weddings and live music
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Upon checking out tripadvisor I decided to pop into the Museum with my boyfriend one random day in town. So glad I did! Had such a fun time checking out all the really cool old artifacts and seeing the huge wall scroll! I think my favorite must see bit was the old biscuit section. So many amazing tins and old preserved biscuits, I had so many pictures taken. I suggest checking it out and giving yourself at least an hour or so to go around it. Worth it and it's free!

Thank Ashley E
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lots to see and listen to and some of the exhibits are a little...strange...but it makes for a fun and slightly eccentric atmosphere.

Thank Lola W
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Tidy clean small museum, which contains a nineteenth century copy of Bayeux Tapestry (the Norman conquest of England), many objects found during excavations of England's most extensively preserved Roman Silchester , Roman collection: graffiti, stamps, footprints, and many items of daily life - jewelry, dice, tweezers, cutlery.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The full-and-complete copy of the Bayeaux Tapestry, the original of which most of us will never see, is just one of the surprises at this lovely museum. This alone was worth the trip, especially as it was so wonderfully explained by a resident docent. Well worth the donation we gave. Will definitely go again.

Thank Janet712
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Small but perfectly formed.

Some interesting and fun exhibits, a fabulous biscuit tin gallery (H&P were based in Reading), superb Victorian art gallery and loads more.

Friendly and informative staff, very well presented exhibits and a cafe too.

It's small, so with children you'll spend no more than maybe an hour to 90 minutes there but during that time there is so much to see it really holds their attention.

Thank JAR1965
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