Abbey Street, Reading RG1 3BE Directions
Monuments, Programs, Community Events, Historical Place, Heritage Site, Activities, Sacred, Tourist Attraction, Ancient Ruins & Religious Sites
The Abbey of Reading has become a famous historical and cultural destination. The Abbey Quarter designs, under a cohesive, structured framework, would put together several important historic sites, buildings and structures. They discover its 900 years of fascinating history. It provides a variety of events such as tours and family activities. There are also theatre, music and cinema in the scenic ruins.
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URE MUSEUM OF GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY
Department of Classics, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA Directions
Collection, Shop, Special and Educational Programs, Music, Group Visits, Languages, Schools Resources, Venue Hire, Events, Outreach, Athletics and Literacy, Stories, Exhibitions & Tour
The Ure Museum of Greek Archeology is one of Britain's finest collections of Greek ceramics. It is one of the largest collections of Greek ceramics in the UK, with findings from digs across the Classical World sites. They have a team of volunteers working throughout the museum on a variety of projects, from 3D scanning, archiving and cataloguing collections to helping with educational events and marketing. They provide a variety of activities for primary schools, and it offers plenty of work experience and volunteering opportunities for students. The museum is free for everyone (students and the public) to visit.
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READING TOWN HALL
Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH Directions
Historical Places, Venue Hire, Shop, Large Concert, Architectural Buildings, Conference Rooms, Several Smaller Halls, Houses, Public Cafe & Art Gallery
Reading Town Hall has a history that is long and esteemed. It consists of four buildings that were the first building built in 1786 in the 18th and 19th centuries. Charles Poulton opened the victoria Hall as a purpose-built town hall. It is one of the highest and most expensive medieval buildings in Europe, and the burial site of England's King Henry I. A walk around Reading shows evidence from all periods, especially characteristic brick architecture, in historic buildings and monuments.