Reading Museum (Reading) Reviews
Newest Review: ... having seen the original I can only admire the workmanship in the reproduction. Other exhibits have a clearer link to the town itself, on the ground floor Reading "People and Places" is an intriguing mix of the history of the town back to Roman times, South American costumes and Brownie costumes circa 1970 - on recent visit I spotted the Brownie handbook I had as a child on display, which did make me feel a tad old! The museum does seem to aim to be a vibrant and changing place, at Half Term and weekends there are plenty of "make and take" activities for children, all free though a donation is encouraged. There... more
Customer Reading Museum (Reading) Reviews (2)
by - written on 04/06/10, updated on 04/06/10 (Very useful, 98 readings)
I don't think I am being unfair to Reading if I say that, probably, most people's image of the town don't include culture and history. Having lived nearby for 3 years now, I've come to learn that actually dotted amongst the 20th Century architectural mistakes, and off the awful ring road there are a few hidden gems - this museum being a case in point. A very short walk from the station and housed in the Town Hall, Reading Museum is a place that I go to quite regularly; I've taken visitors from out of town there too. It's a place that is worth a visit, apart from the fact that it is free, which is always a bonus, you will find you can happily fill an hour or ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/05/10 (Very useful, 188 readings)
The Victoria's were responsible for many things we take for granted for today including sanitation, mass public transport and organised sport. To my mind one of the Victorians crowning achievements were the founding of municipal museums as a worthwhile, educational activity for the masses during their spare time. Up and own the country each provincial town s's museums were filled with taxidermy wildlife, recent finds from the ammeter archaeologists and collections deposited by slightly eccentric kleptomaniac gentlemen. I love town museum. I've been to a few and know exactly what to expect , as their contents are so similar but in a way so diverse. I took great ... Read the complete review
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