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The Roseate Reading
0.19km from Reading Museum
The Roseate Reading was originally Shire Hall for the Berkshire County Council. It is now one of the luxury hotels in this area. The building, along with its wide hallways, vaulted ceilings, cornice mouldings and so more. Being located in the centre of Reading, it’s convenient and easily accessible location makes the hotel one of the top spots for dining out in town.
Reading Abbey Ruins
0.34km from Reading Museum
TReading Abbey was founded in 1121 by King Henry I, youngest son of William the Conqueror. He intended it to be his own burial place and memorial, and although he died in France, he was buried in Reading before the Abbey’s High Altar in 1136. The impressive ruins consist of the south transept, the treasury, the chapter house, the dormitory, and the refectory . The chapter house is an impressive space and is the most complete room within the Abbey Ruins.
0.39km from Reading Museum
The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading offers you the ultimate shopping and dinning experience. It contains 90 shops, including many famous ones and There are also 22 restaurants, cafés and bars along the riverside of the Kennet, and an 11-screen Vue cinema. It is one of the perf3ect shopping destinations with your family.
The Museum of English Rural Life
1.13km from Reading Museum
The Museum of English Rural Life is one of the England’s most extensive museums dedicated to farming, food, craft, rural life, and countryside issues. . Whether on your own or with friends and family, discover the new immersive galleries, research our collections, refresh in the café and relax in the garden. Each carefully designed space incorporates different learning styles and areas of focus to draw visitors into the stories and landscape of the English countryside.
1.61km from Reading Museum
The Ridgeway is a broad track passing through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. They are unpaved, relying simply on the hard ground to provide a suitable surface for traveling on. They provide a more direct route than the modern roads we use today; modern roads tend to be located on more level, flat ground in valleys. It will be a new experience for you.
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
2.42km from Reading Museum
The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology contains one of the finest collections of Greek ceramics in Britain with approximately 2000 objects in the museum. The museum has recently undergone a massive renewal and artifacts are now displayed thematically. It is located on the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading, where there are also several other important museums.
2.9km from Reading Museum
Prospect Park is a public park in the western suburbs of Reading situated north of the Bath Road in the English county of Berkshire. It is the largest and most popular park in Reading and includes a large regency-style house, now known as Prospect Park Mansion House and previously as Prospect House. There are also sporting facilities and a miniature railway within the 50 hectares of parkland, and a restaurant in the Mansion House.
4.4km from Reading Museum
Sonning Bridge is a Grade II listed brick arch bridge crossing the River Thames at Sonning on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border. It was opened in 1775. The bridge has been the subject of many paintings and prints by artists and is a Grade II listed building. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area and also it is a tourist attraction too.
5.49km from Reading Museum
A 12th Century family house and farming estate tucked in beside the Thames in the heart of a unique English village away from the distractions of town, Set in tranquil surroundings alongside the River Thames. It was one of the iconic attractions in this area and it will be a new experience.
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
6.06km from Reading Museum
The Museum of Berkshire Aviation is a small aviation museum in Woodley, a suburb of Reading in Berkshire. The museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. - once the center of the thriving aircraft industry. Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with fascinating pictorial records and priceless archives.
Dinton Pastures Country Park
7.01km from Reading Museum
Dinton Pastures Country Park covers just over 335 acres. The park is open daily. It has 7 lakes, 2 rivers, 3 public bird hides, and meadows, orienteering course, children's play area, countryside centre, a small exhibition and cafe. The two rivers that flow through the park are the River Loddon and the Emm Brook. It is one of the beautiful locations which provides a lot of activities around.
7.46km from Reading Museum
A National Trail opened in 1996 following the length of the River Thames. A section of it thus passes through London, from Teddington Lock to Woolwich and beyond. Starting at the Thames Flood Barrier at Woolwich in South East London it runs along the banks of the Thames to Kemble in Gloucestershire. This route boasts tranquil water meadows, fabulous wildlife and wildflowers, quaint villages, historic market towns, gothic towers, cities and many locks.
River & Rowing Museum
9.82km from Reading Museum
The River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames is a museum Opened in 1999, mainly dedicated to the history of the River Thames, its culture and people. its permanent exhibition consists of three main areas: one dedicated to the history of the sport of rowing, another to the history of the town of Henley on Thames since the 12th Century and the third to the story of the River Thames from prehistory onward. Another exhibit depicts the children’s novel The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
9.87km from Reading Museum
A beauituful park which was Constructed in 1889 on a 62-acre property in UK is a royal mansion that leaves one spellbound with its grandeur. Its features include caves, grottoes, underground passages, a multitude of garden gnomes, and an Alpine rock garden with a scale model of the Matterhorn.
National Trust - Greys Court
9.87km from Reading Museum
A beautiful Tudor country house and garden near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire. The de Grey family settled on this site by the time of the Domesday Book. It lies almost in the middle of the ancient parish and was built on a hillside terrace overlooking the valley to the south. This iconic building contains so many interesting things to see in and around. The house remains furnished as a family home, with some outstanding 18th-century plasterwork interiors. It is a Grade I listed building.
Friar Park Mansion
10km from Reading Museum
Friar Park House is a huge and elaborate neo-Gothic mansion surrounded by wooded parkland, originally built in the 1890s as a weekend retreat for an eccentric London lawyer called Sir Frank Crisp. It has extensive gardens and water features such as caves, grottoes, underground passages, and a multitude of garden gnomes. One of the iconic locations in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.
10.61km from Reading Museum
Beale Park is an outdoor wildlife park within 30 acres set against the River Thames in Berkshire. A home to an exciting mix of animals and attractions. With fun, adventure, animals, gardens, activities and play on the banks of the beautiful River Thames, there will be something for everybody in this wildlife park and gardens.
California Country Park
10.89km from Reading Museum
One-hundred-and-fifty acres of beautiful and varied countryside. Paths run through ancient bogland, past heathland and Longmoor Nature Reserve. Six-acre lake with resident geese and swans. Public coarse fishery, adventure play area, cafe, Longmoor Bog SSSI. Outdoor paddling pool open during summer holidays only.
Wellington Country Park
10.89km from Reading Museum
Wellington Country Park is a country park in Riseley. It consists of 350 acres (1.4 km2) of coniferous and deciduous woodlands which offers a lot of activities. It also comprises of beautiful lakes, playgrounds, mini-golf, an Animal Farm, Miniature Railway, Jumping Pillow, and more.
NT Basildon Park Grounds
11.47km from Reading Museum
Basildon Park is made up of 400 acres of parkland and woodland. There are four way-marked trails that you can follow around the property. The house was built between 1776 and 1783 for Sir Francis Sykes and designed by John Carr in the Palladian style at a time when Palladianism was giving way to the newly fashionable neoclassicism. Thus, the interiors are in a neoclassical "Adamesque" style.
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Blagrave St, Reading RG1 1QH, UK
The Museum of Reading tells the story of Reading through the ages, from its Saxon beginnings to today's high-tech town. Also featuring Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - Reading's famous Victorian replica of the 11thC original, the Silchester Gallery housing artefacts from the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum and the Exhibition Gallery which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions.