The University of Reading is home to a range of nationally and internationally significant museums and collections, with fantastic objects and archives spanning thousands of years of history and a remarkable range of subjects – from the history of rural England and the archaeology of ancient Greece, to comparative anatomy and the works of Samuel Beckett.

As well as representing a remarkable resource for collections-based learning and research across the University, our museums and collections are here for everyone to discover, explore, and be fascinated by, from schools and group visits, to creative practitioners and members of the public.

Through this website, we encourage anyone with a keen interest in history to discover the breadth of the University of Reading’s collections. Explore our online exhibitions, read the latest news from our museums and collections, and find out more about using our collections or visiting us in person.

Our professional team drawn from many different disciplines works closely with academic experts, our volunteers and our community partners, in order to care for the collections, support our users, and promote access and inspiration for all.