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Tours > Royal County of Berkshire Towns > Reading

Royal County of Berkshire Towns
by David Nash Ford BA, Editor, History on Britannia

Reading Tourist Attractions
Calling the UK from the USA or Canada?
1) Dial 011 to get an international line
2) dial 44 (the country code for the UK)
3) dial the UK telephone number (only dial the [0] if you are calling from within the UK.
    ie: to call the Dorney Court from Omaha, Kansas, dial 011 + 44 + 1628 665772).

Basildon Park
Lower Basildon Reading Berkshire RG8 9NR Tel: 0118 984 3040 Fax: 0118 984 1267
Open: April to October, Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays), 1:00pm-5:30pm; Park & Garden opens one hour earlier. Admission Charge

Beale Wildlife Park
Lower Basildon Reading Berkshire RG8 9NH Tel: 0118 9845172 Fax: 0118 9845171
Open: March to December, daily 10:00am-6:00pm (closes at 5:00pm in Winter), last admission one hour before closing. Admission Charge.

Blake's Lock Museum
Gasworks Road off Kenavon Drive Reading Berkshire RG1 3DH Tel: 0118 939 9800
Open: All Year, Monday to Friday (not Tuesday to Friday during school term time) 10:00am-5:00pm, Weekends & Bank Holiday, 2:00pm-5:00pm. Admission Free.

Cole Museum of Zoology
School of Animal and Microbial Sciences University of Reading Whiteknights Park Christchurch Road Reading Berkshire RG6 6AJ Tel: 0118 931 8903
Open: Monday to Friday during the Academic Year, 9:00am-5:00pm. Admission Free.

Englefield House Gardens
Englefield Theale Reading Berkshire RG7 5EN Tel: 01189 302221 Fax 01189 303226
Open: April to October, Monday to Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm; November to March, Mondays, 10:00am-5:00pm. Admission Charge

Kennet Cruises Boat Trips
14 Beech Lane Earley Reading Berkshire RG6 5PT Tel: 0118 9871115
Open: Summer departures from Burghfield Bridge. Admission Charge.

Mapledurham House
Mapledurham near Reading Berkshire RG4 7TR Tel: 01189 723350 Fax: 01189 724016
Open: Easter to September, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays, 2:00pm-5:30pm, last admission 5:00pm. Admission Charge. Mapledurham is in Oxfordshire.

Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Mohawk Way off The Bader Way Woodley Reading Berkshire RG5 4UE Tel: 01189 340712 or 0118 9448089
Open: All Year, Wednesdays, 10:30am-4:30pm; First Sunday in November to Sunday March 19th, Sundays 12:00noon-4:00pm; 25th March to 29th October, Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays, 10:30am-5:00pm. Admission Charge.

Museum of English Rural Life
PO Box 229 University of Reading Whiteknights Park Christchurch Road Reading Berkshire RG6 6AG Tel: 0118 9318663 Fax: 0118 9751264
Open: Tuesday to Saturday (except between Christmas & New Year), 10:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:30pm. Admission Charge.

Reading Abbey
The Forbury Gardens The Forbury Reading Berkshire RG1 1QH Tel: 0118 9399800
Open: Any reasonable time. Admission Free.

Reading Museum & Art Gallery
Town Hall Blagrave Street Reading Berkshire RG1 1QH Tel: 0118 9399800 Fax: 0118 9399881
Open: All Year, Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays 2:00pm-5:00pm. Admission Free.

Thames Valley Police Museum
Thames Valley Police Headquarters Sulhamstead House Sulhamstead Reading Berkshire Tel: 0118 9325748
Open: By appointment only. Please ring for details.

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
Department of Classics Faculty of Letters University of Reading Whiteknights Park Christchurch Road Reading Berkshire RG6 6AA Tel: 0118 9318420 Fax: 0118 9316661
Open: Monday to Friday during the Academic Year, 9:00am-5:00pm. Admission Free.

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