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

The Museum is currently closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.