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“I wish I had longer to take it all in”
Review of Reading Museum

Reading Museum
Ranked #9 of 89 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, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

Had an hour to wait and popped in. What a fabulous place. So much to see and take in. It was midweek, midday and quiet! No hustling crowds and it was bliss. I will definitely return and spend longer.

Thank Rowills
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of the best local museums around focused on Reading - which has more history than you'd think

The copy of the Bayeux tapestry has pride of place and is lot easier to see than the original in Normandy

The Silchester excavations are also well handled but they are good at staying up to date - specials on the local football team etc

Also still collecting - great to see the Boar's Head from the late (unlamented) pub of the same name

Thank robw48
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is one of my favourite local museums, with lots of information and exhibits about the history and people (and stuffed wildlife) of Reading. Don't miss the copy of the Bayeux tapestry or the gallery of biscuit tin lids (yes, really :) )

Thank copper325
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lovely Museum situated in the center of Reading, full of local information and history. Displays are done well and has kids in mind for trips. Staff are very helpful, have a positive attitude and are very knowledgeable in the museum displays, local history and local area. They are also great at giving directions!
The cafe and shop are well price and offer the usual's, teas, coffee, snacks.

Thank Mick o
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I spent a very enjoyable morning in this free museum which forms part of the Town Hall. It is fairly small but has a wide range of exhibits and I particularly enjoyed the gallery on the long and interesting history of Reading and the Silchester gallery, with many of the fascinating finds from that important Roman town site. The standard of the displays is first-rate, with plenty of explanatory information. It is also clearly well geared up to catering for families and children, with staff dedicated to organising activities for them; the fact that it was bustling with families (admittedly during a school holiday) was a testament to its appeal to them. There is a small shop and cafe on the ground floor.

Thank Ak0usila0s
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