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 University of Reading’s museum houses one of the largest collections of Green ceramics in Britain.
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.
Contains some 3500 specimens of which about 400 are on display at any one time, the museum, based at the University of Reading, provides a complete tour of the diversity of the animal kingdom.
Highlights of the Collection include complete skeletons of a male Indian Elephant, a False Killer Whale, a five metre Reticulated Python, and a pair of Giant Spider CrabsRiver trips.
An innovative gallery originally designed as a therapeutic space for patients and their visitors has opened in Reading. This new gallery exhibits the work of over 40 artists, displaying 120 pieces of contemporary art in a stunning atrium space. The gallery celebrates Reading’s local talent but also introduces new artists to Reading.
Throughout November, until 4 December, Art Angel are opening Reading Prison for a unique international art project. INSIDE sees artists, writers and performers respond to the work of the prison’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde, as well as its architecture and the theme of imprisonment and enforced separation.
Following a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Museum of English Rural Life has reopened this October. The Museum houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside.
Telling the story of Reading's two rivers - the Kennet and the Thames - the Riverside Museum occupies two former industrial buildings, the Screen House and the Turbine House.
There is lots to do and see in a beautiful parkland setting beside the Thames, with collections of rare pheasants, owls, parrots and water-fowl, unusual breeds of sheep and cattle as well as a narrow gauge railway, pets corner, model boats display and picnic and play areas.
This beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 1776-83. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as the unusual Octagon Room. The property is owned by The National Trust.
The River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames has three main galleries devoted to the River Thames, the international sport of rowing and the town of Henley
The Stanley Spencer Gallery contains a permanent collection of his work, with letters, documents, memorabilia, and the pram in which he wheeled his equipment when painting landscapes.
Enjoy over 50 interactive rides and attractions. Set in 150 acres of parkland, LEGOLAND is more fun than you can imagine for children aged 2-12 and their families.
A hands-on, interactive science and nature exhibition, featuring over 70 exhibits. Launch a hot-air balloon, climb through a giant mole hole or freeze your shadow on a wall. Lookout tower, children's play area, picnic area and car parking. Enjoy nature walks, cycle trails and even a heritage trail to the remains of an Iron Age hill fort set in 2,600 acres of Crown Estate woodland.
Reading’s indoor trampoline park offers amazing brand-new trampolines, slam dunk hoops and much more!
Experience the sheer beauty of this unique conservation project in two different rainforest climates under 20,000 sq ft of glass. A stunning collection of dramatic and rare plant species and creatures of the rainforest that thrive in tropical temperatures, and a rare opportunity to see some of the wonderful plants and wildlife that the world is losing as rainforests disappear.
Set in tranquil surroundings alongside the River Thames, this late-16th century Elizabethan house is still the home of the descendants of the Blount family.
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