Whilst Reading Abbey is closed for conservation, let Abbey on Wheels come to you!

Abbey on Wheels is our varied outreach programme. We want to spread the word about our exciting project and make people proud of the significant history of the Abbey Quarter. Abbey on Wheels has been popping up at events and venues across Reading with changing activities such as: 

  • Handle real, museum objects from Reading Abbey.
  • Wear our virtual-reality headset and be transported to the top of the conservation scaffold to get a unique perspective of our ongoing work.
  • Paint a tile inspired by some of the remaining tiles from Reading Abbey. 


2018 events:

Thursday 19 April: Digital Takeover II at The Museum of English Rural Life

Saturday 12 May: Forbury Fiesta in the Forbury Gardens

Saturday 16 June: Reading Abbey Revealed re-opening festival

Sunday 17 June: East Reading Festival at Palmer Park


Do you know of an event or venue where we can spread the word about Reading Abbey? This is a community project so we would love to hear your suggestions! Email us so we can discuss your idea further.

We thank RG Spaces who help us deliver many of our events.