Abbey Ruins Opening Hours

Daily: dawn - dusk

Closed: for occasional ticketed events and private hire


Abbey Gateway Opening Hours

Open only for school groups and tours.


Reading Museum Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 4pm

​There is no admission fee, but we ask visitors for a suggested donation of £5 towards their visit

Closed: Sundays, Bank Holidays and Mondays (except during Berkshire February and October school half-terms).

Closed: Easter Bank Holiday weekend, and from Christmas Eve to New Year's Day.

If you are planning to bring a group please call us in advance to book on 0118 937 3400 or email us.

Please be aware we have a lot of school groups using our galleries in term-time weekdays between 10am and 2.15pm, so if you wish to see a particularly gallery it may be advisable to visit outside these times or contact us in advance. The galleries are general quieter after 2.30pm.