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“Lovely Place to Visit” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Reading Museum

Reading Museum
Ranked #8 of 86 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
Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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“Lovely Place to Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

I love the museum the staff are lovely and very welcoming. I knew someone doing voluntary work there and they were great with helping him. The building is lovely and the staff are well clued up on the history behind it. Worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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“I wish I had longer to take it all in”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
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“Good local museum”
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Visited April 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great local museum”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 :) )

Visited February 2013
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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“Fills a few hours in a morning or afternoon”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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