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Reading Museum and Town Hall

Marvel at a replica of the Bayeux Tapestry and inspect the artifacts from the Roman town Calleva Atrebatum in this enchanting structure.

The Reading Museum and Town Hall has a comprehensive set of exhibits on the history of the region. The institution comprises a 19th-century castle-like structure with a flamboyant façade that stands out for its orange and gray color scheme. Amble along the myriad galleries spread throughout this mesmerizing building to piece together the industrial and archaeological history of Reading.

Capture photos of the intriguing front of the building, which has a pair of large triangular pediments, elaborate bay windows and arched windows. A dark orange hue laces the base of the turrets and spires as well as the other fixtures. 

Enter through the large arched portal in the center of the façade and begin exploring the permanent exhibits. Examine the fascinating archaeological artifacts excavated from digs at the Roman Silchester site, formerly known as Calleva Atrebatum. Learn about Reading in the Middle Ages from the exhibit on Reading Abbey, whose ruins lie nearby. 

Other highlights include the acclaimed Aldermaston works of pottery and the iconic Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins, which are popular collectors’ items. Make your way through the Sir John Madejski Art Gallery for the eclectic program of temporary displays. Take a break with snacks and drinks in the museum café and browse the items available in the gift shop.  

Note that the museum has been a key part of the townscape since its inception in 1883. It is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from morning until afternoon and is free to enter. 

The Reading Museum and Town Hall lies in the heart of the city. Take a bus to one of the stops beside it or arrive at the Reading railway station and walk southeast for a few minutes to get here. Make sure to see other sights in the district, such as Forbury Gardens, the Reading Abbey Ruins and the Oracle mall.


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Malmaison Reading ¥8,068
Malmaison Reading

Malmaison Reading

18-20 Station Road, Reading, England
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Reading City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Reading Museum and Town Hall and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 3 mi (5 km). Reading Station is only a 2-minute walk and Reading West Station is 18 minutes.

    pentahotel Reading ¥5,725
    pentahotel Reading

    pentahotel Reading

    Oxford Road, Reading, England
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Reading City Centre, this hotel is steps from Hexagon and Broad Street Mall. Reading Civic Centre and Oracle are also within 10 minutes. Reading Station is 9 minutes by foot and Reading West Station is 10 minutes.

      Hilton Reading Hotel ¥6,905
      Hilton Reading Hotel

      Hilton Reading Hotel

      Drake Way, Lundy House, Reading, England
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Reading, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Madejski Stadium, Oracle, and University of Reading. Royal Berkshire Hospital is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) away.

        Crowne Plaza Reading ¥8,529
        Crowne Plaza Reading

        Crowne Plaza Reading

        Caversham Bridge Richfield Avenue, Reading, England
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Reading, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Broad Street Mall and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 3 mi (5 km). Reading Station is 14 minutes by foot and Reading West Station is 20 minutes.

          Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading ¥4,216
          Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading

          Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading

          39 Christchurch Road, Reading, England
             
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Reading, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Progress Theatre, University of Reading, and Royal Berkshire Hospital. Oracle and Madejski Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km). Reading Station is 24 minutes by foot.

            ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel ¥5,201
            ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel

            ibis Reading Centre (new ibis rooms) Hotel

            25A Friar Street, Reading, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Reading City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of John Lewis Reading and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 2 mi (3 km). Reading Station is only a 3-minute walk and Reading West Station is 17 minutes.

              ibis Styles Reading Centre ¥4,941
              ibis Styles Reading Centre

              ibis Styles Reading Centre

              4-8 Duke Street, Reading, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Reading City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reading Central Library and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 2 mi (3 km). Reading Station is 7 minutes by foot and Reading West Station is 18 minutes.

                The Market House ¥8,712
                The Market House

                The Market House

                1-2 Market Place, Reading, England
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Reading City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Reading Central Library and Oracle. Royal Berkshire Hospital and University of Reading are also within 2 mi (3 km). Reading Station is 6 minutes by foot and Reading West Station is 18 minutes.