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History Museum
“Find out about Reading's exciting history a great place to start your sightseeing tour as it will give you ideas for other locations to visit”
  • 12 locals recommend
“Readings ancient ruins situated right beside the infamous Reading Jail of Oscar Wilde fame.”
  • 5 locals recommend
“I didn't expect so many details. The rural life is told and shown from every point of view, such as food, clothes, health, means of transports, furniture. The museum has two floor and it's very extended. Every exposition is explained carefully. On the upper floor there's the Ladybird gallery. The museum is surrounded by a nice garden and its location is not so far from the town centre.”
  • 3 locals recommend
City Hall
“One of Reading’s town centre public spaces, it is home to the Museum of Reading, The Concert Hall, as well as a number of businesses and bars. 9 minutes walk from The Penthouse at Hewitt.”
  • 1 local recommends
“The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is a museum, library and archive dedicated to recording and documenting the changing face of farming and countryside in England. ”
  • 1 local recommends
“Established in the early 20th century by Francis J. Cole, Professor of Zoology from 1907 to 1939, the museum contains roughly 3500 specimens of which 400 are on display at any one time. Specimens are arranged in taxonomic sequence so you can enjoy an extensive tour of the diversity of the Animal Kingdom”
  • 1 local recommends
“lovely olde worlde village and water mill and country house. Lovely woods for walking, just outside of Reading”
  • 2 locals recommend
Town Hall
“The reading town hall has a museum detailing Reading's history of Beer, Biscuits and Bulbs ”
  • 1 local recommends