20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Reading Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Reading

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Reading in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 178 Reading museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Women feeling chain mail at Reading Museum

Reading Museum

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Reading Museum has 2 sites, Reading Museum and Town Hall and Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock, both of which are free to visit! Discover all about th...

Exhibition room at The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology in Reading

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

  • Reading
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology is recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain at over 2,000 objects so there's load...

Cockpit of Miles Martinet at Museum of Berkshire Aviation in Reading

Museum of Berkshire Aviation

  • Reading
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Berkshire's dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the histor...

River & Rowing Museum

River & Rowing Museum

  • Henley-on-Thames
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The River and Rowing Museum is home to a collection of over 20,000 items telling the history of rowing, Henley on Thames, and the River Thames. With...

Outdoor picnic tables at The Look Out Discovery Centre in Bracknell

The Look Out Discovery Centre

  • Bracknell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Do you or your family get a kick out of solving puzzles, or are you fascinated by learning how things work? If so then you’ll love The Look Out Disco...

Outside view of Maidenhead Heritage Centre

Maidenhead Heritage Centre

  • Maidenhead
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Maidenhead Heritage Centre is just the place to explore the amazingly varied history of Maidenhead. The permanent Story of Maidenhead exhibition with...

Family doing arts and crafts at Surrey Heath Museum in Camberley

Surrey Heath Museum

  • Camberley
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kids who love to learn will have a field day at The Surrey Heath Museum. The site is steeped in history and has exhibitions ranging from the Stone Ag...

Seniors at Milestones - Living History Museum in Basingstoke

Milestones Museum

  • Basingstoke
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Turn back the clock and step onto the cobbled streets of Milestones Museum. Shops, buildings, a village green and even a pub from the Victorian era h...

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust

  • Farnborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust is a museum is dedicated to the areas proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research...

Men next to vehicle at History on Wheels Museum in Windsor

History on Wheels Museum

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

TheHistory on Wheels Museum was first opened to the public in 1980, and as the name implies, within this Museum can be found a truly unique collectio...

Inside at Wycombe Museum in High Wycombe

Wycombe Museum

  • High Wycombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Wycombe Museum runs a packed events and activities programme suitable for all ages. Activities include Tiny Talk times for toddlers, craft activities...

Military tank at Aldershot Military Museum

Aldershot Military Museum

  • Aldershot
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Aldershot Military Museum, housed in the only surviving brick built barrack blocks left in Aldershot, has a collection of vehicles, displayed either...

Bird exhibit at Museum of Eton Life in Windsor

Museum of Eton Life

  • Windsor
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Museum of Eton Life is 1 of 2 museums within Eton College. The Museum of Eton Life tells the story of the foundation of Eton College in 1440 and...

Model train at Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways in Abingdon

Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways

  • Abingdon
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Pendon Indoor Model Village and Railways is an excellent place to learn interesting information about the beautiful rural landscape in the 1920s and...

Exhibition room at The Lightbox in Woking

The Lightbox

  • Woking
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

At The Lightbox come discover Woking's Story, an interactive museum of the town's history from the 19th Century to the present day. Here you can list...

A family at The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre, Great Missenden

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

  • Great Missenden
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is a fun and fact packed inspirational day out for the whole family, situated in the village where Roald Dahl...

Outside view of Rural Life Centre in Farnham

Rural Life Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Farnham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The charming and educational Rural Life Centre is distributed over a vast 10 acres of field, woodland and barns, and its collections comprise large n...

Men sword fighting at Curtis Museum in Alton

Curtis Museum

  • Alton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Curtis Museum is a family friendly museum that is free to visit, with plenty to do at the museum, plus changing exhibitions to see in the Allen Galle...

Outside view of Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum

  • Old Amersham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Join Amersham Museum to find out what life was like for people who lived here in the past. Use our touch screen photo viewer to discover how Amersham...

Exhibition at Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill

  • Whitchurch
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Whitchurch Silk Mill is the oldest silk mill in the UK still in its original building. A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Wh...

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