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The Cole Museum of Zoology

Open Now: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Great day out and we saved ££ quid too

Usually we head off to town on a day out manic and costly.... We had a great time yesterday, my... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
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A hidden gem! If you are a student or a Reading local make sure you give the museum a visit. Its... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2016
Marc H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Usually we head off to town on a day out manic and costly.... We had a great time yesterday, my daughter loves animals. Lots of things to see and do and we also visited Greek museum too made a day of it x walked the...More

1  Thank lcycts
Reviewed 31 January 2016

A hidden gem! If you are a student or a Reading local make sure you give the museum a visit. Its free too!

1  Thank Marc H
Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

As I am now studying at Reading University I discovered we had this museum on our campus so thought my daughter and should visit. Finding the building and the museum is easy but one problem is parking as the University frowns on anyone parking on...More

Thank Spencer V
Reviewed 10 October 2015

So interesting its a very good place to go such a variety of animals only small but we were there for an hour

1  Thank 1978JoJo
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Lots of interesting specimens and informative displays. Definitely worth having a look if you are in the area. It was mostly just me while I was there which helped with being able to absorb everything.

2  Thank Burhan A
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Two Adults and Three Children. Great little find, we were the only visitors here and spent a good hour looking at the exhibits. Will go back and actually read some of the facts as the kids were just taking pics of the animals and moving...More

2  Thank J9Wlr
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Visited today with my children the loved it lots to see in a small place, very interesting and educational.

1  Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Very quiet place. Many interesting actual creature. Very informative and useful display. No entrance fee.

1  Thank Songsit P
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Surprisingly good. With three active children just enough to hold their attention. Worth a trip with a place to park your bikes outside.

2  Thank Siobhan G
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I enjoyed using the museum as a resource whilst undertaking a degree at the University of Reading; the exhibits are clearly presented and there is a wide variety of specimens on offer. It's free, so it's a great place to visit for a couple of...More

2  Thank CharlotteChivers
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Carol B
15 February 2015|
Response from lady0xf0rd |
9am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Not open on Bank Holidays or University of Reading Closure Days, eg. Christmas to New Year.