Best Places To Visit in Reading

Expert recommended Top 3 Places To Visit in Reading, UK. All of our places to visit face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!


The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH Directions

Since 1883

Group and School Visits, World Collections, Victorian Schoolroom, Archaeology, Activities, Access, Tourist Attraction, Roman Life Session, Concerts, Workshops, Exhibitions, Art, Permanent Galleries, Events, Shop, Natural History, Cafe, Family Programs & Events

'Reading Museum' has provided award-winning opportunities for learning, inspiration, and enjoyment. Focuses on collecting linked to Reading, its people and its climate and celebrate their city and its fascinating history with pride. Provides education, inspiration, and recreation opportunities through their collections of art, archaeology, literature, and natural history. Offers talks, handling presentations, and outreach visits during museum open hours, Monday to Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Museum & Town Hall and at the Riverside Museum. Wheelchair accessible. Free admission.

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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun & Mon Closed

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University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX Directions

Since 1951

Garden, Communities, Museum Trails, Exhibitions, Archive and Library, Families, Cafe, Workshops, Reading Room, Commercial Services, Galleries, Collections, Group Visits, Displays, Refreshments, Family and Schools Programs, Events & Shop

'The University of Reading's Museum of English Rural Life' uses its diverse collections to examine rural people's past and current skills and experiences help shape their lives. Explore their latest exhibits and collections. The museum houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside. Features a new shepherd’s hut decorated by their volunteer knitting group, fun activities for children, including a new wooden play tractor & community growing spaces. Refresh yourself in their café and relax in their garden. Offers free entry. Wheelchair accessible. Assistance dogs are welcome.

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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon Closed

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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP Directions

Since 1997

Shop, Monument, History, Outdoor Attraction, Historical Place, Wildlife, Picnic, School Visits/Large Groups, Archaeology & Walk

'Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre' abandoned in the 7th century. Provides insight into the status, lifestyle and occupations of the inhabitants, and their links beyond this town. In this place, several findings are being studied in a chronological sequence concerning structures, including pottery, metalwork, and remains of animals and plants. Beautiful old Roman walls give their island's long history a grey opportunity for a scenic walk and reflection. Dogs on leads are welcome.


Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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