Visit Reading Museum

Blagrave Street marks the western edge of the Reading Abbey precinct until the 16th century.

The stones of Reading Abbey were beautifully carved. Many were painted too. At Reading Museum you can see some of the original carved stones and this full-colour reconstruction of a column from the abbey. Reading Museum is inside the Town Hall, just a few metres down the street to your right. Use the main Town Hall entrance.

Window Gallery with Abbey capitals
Reading Abbey stonework inside Reading Museum