Since our redesign of the Ure Museum’s learning environment in 2005, interns, volunteers & staff have conducted thematic research to answer big questions that relate to one or more of the artefacts in the collections of our collections. The resulting texts are available inside the Ure Museum on laminated A4 sheets and now you’re welcome to view and download pdf versions of them here, for your own learning & enjoyment. Each mention of an artefact on one of these pages links to its entry on our database (uredb.reading.ac.uk) so that you can see images of the artefacts & continue learning.

You might also find our glossary and summary of ancient dates helpful.