Reading Museum has provided award-winning opportunities for learning, inspiration and enjoyment since 1883. From our earliest days we collected archaeology, art, natural history, and ethnography, and objects relating to Reading. Today we focus on collecting linked with Reading, its people and environment.
Our school loans service started in 1911 and has offered opportunities for people to handle real artefacts ever since. Innovative engagement with collections through learning, community and volunteering is integral to our DNA.