Reading Museum has been telling stories of the local historic and natural environment as well as displaying and caring for objects from around the world since 1833.
The museum's collections span the famous Roman eagle from Silchester to the capital from Reading Abbey and an amazing collection of Huntley & Palmer biscuit tins.
The current exhibition, On Track, celebrates the important place that the railway has played in Reading's history since 1840.
The Abbey Quarter is located in the centre of Reading to the east of the main shopping district and train station. It is defined by the former precinct of Reading Abbey, which existed from its the Abbey Quarter.
Huntley and Palmers factory in Reading was the largest biscuit factory in the world in the nineteenth century. Reading Museum's collection has nearly 7000 items including biscuit tins, photographs, oral histories, films and advertising ephemera dating from 1822 to the 1980s.
Reading's churches include the most complete example of Franciscan architecture in Britain; Pugin's very first church design and the famous Pugin screen
A newly unveiled memorial to Trooper Potts, the soldier from Reading who was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) for outstanding bravery during the First World War.
The University of Reading's museum houses one of the largest collections of Green ceramics in Britain.
The UK book retailer's Reading store is the lovely former Broad Street Chapel. Visit to enjoy many of the original features.
The Berkshire Record Office is the archives of the Royal County of Berkshire and looks after nearly nine hundred years of the County's history.
On the banks of the Thames, Caversham Court is a garden of national importance and listed in the English Heritage 'Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England'. It dates back to the 12th century and was refurbished and re-opened in 2009.
In the heart of the town, the gardens are built on the former Reading Abbey grounds and buildings. Today, they are an oasis of tranquillity in the busy town and they boast the Maiwand Lion, bandstand, a memorial to Reading volunteers in the Spanish Civil War and landscaped gardens.
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