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New exhibition at Reading Museum Celebrates Reading Festival’s 50th Anniversary

  • ‘The 1971 READING FESTIVAL: For the First Time’ launches on Thursday 26 August.
  • The unique exhibition tells the story of the very first Reading Festival through rare and unseen photographs and memorabilia.
  • Curated by legendary rock photographer Jill Furmanovsky and narrated by Record Collector magazine’s Ian Shirley.
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Reading Museums Set to Reopen

  • Reading Museum and The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) set to reopen on Tuesday 18 May.  
  • Visitor welfare and safety are at the forefront of all reopening plans
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Reading Museum Bayeux Tapestry website transformed for 2021

  • The online home of Reading's Bayeux Tapestry has been updated for 2021, developed by the museum and website agency Un.titled
  • The new-look site features high definition images of each of the 32 scenes, allowing users to zoom into the detail of each scene and to scroll through the entire length of the 70m tapestry
  • The website has been launched ahead of Reading’s preparations to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the foundation of Reading Abbey on 18th June 2021