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Reading Public Museum

500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
+1 610-371-5850
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Love the Reading Museum

The Reading Museum is awesome. They have so much variety there is truly something for everyone... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
karenbnt
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
A leisurely walk in the park!

About three times a year my wife and I enjoy walking the shaded macadam paths throughout the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wonderbeard
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Bowmansville, Pennsylvania
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Art, history, science, and culture all under one roof in Reading, Pa.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
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"on display"
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"lovely grounds"
in 6 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 5 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
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"egyptian mummy"
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"special exhibit"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"spring and summer"
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"enjoy the scenery"
in 3 reviews
"ninja turtle"
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"all ages"
in 12 reviews
"three floors"
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"babbling brook"
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"west reading"
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"blown glass"
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"something for everyone"
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"kids and adults"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Reading Museum is awesome. They have so much variety there is truly something for everyone. I've taken my 6 year old grandson twice and we've both enjoyed it. I always wish for more time! More people should enjoy it!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

About three times a year my wife and I enjoy walking the shaded macadam paths throughout the sprawling wooded park in West Reading aside the hospital where squirrels abound and running water is always near to soothe away the cares of the day while reading...More

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting and painting a wonderful picture of the Arboretum!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful museum and landscaping. Been going here since I was a kid in the 70s and it's just an amazing place to visit anytime of the year. Incredible artifacts, paintings and more. Outside the grounds are absolutely perfectly landscaped. Great place to walk the...More

Thank KIM W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The regular collection has a few prize artifacts. Great museum for kids. The high light here are the grounds and the temporary displays.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We live nearby but never visited here until we attended a Reading Philharmonic Orchestra concert here; after the performance we toured the galleries. There is a nice collection of classical artwork, historic artifacts, and native people's exhibits. Our favorite, though, was the well-done mounted wildlife...More

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for the review and the visit! So glad you were able to make it in for the concert and took the time to visit the galleries. We are certainly proud of the new Animal Habitats Gallery! The school groups have loved visiting the...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We did not go into the museum as we arrived late but we did get a chance to walk around the beautiful grounds and enjoyed it along with many other people and canines. Will definitely be back to visit the museum.

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for visiting the grounds! Hope you will be back soon!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Reading Public Museum has so much to offer. The museum rotates displays annually to keep things "fresh" for the patron or visitor. You can purchase a ticket for the day or purchase a membership. There is so much to see that it takes hours...More

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RDGMuseum, Manager at Reading Public Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you so much! We certainly see the value in the Membership and have various levels to get involved with! Hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful museum and outdoor formal gardens. Wonderful place to take family and friends. They free guided tours

Thank KIM W
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I get a season pass every year at the cost of only $75 and that allows us and 4 children to enter when ever we want !!! That's a deal !!! Our grandchildren love the place and so do we. They change...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This is the first time we ere there. My granddaughter's father told us about the museum. My granddaughter is studying art in college. She found this a interesting place to see. It was to bad that we were in between shows several room were under...More

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goirish106
10 February 2018|
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Response from szechman4 | Reviewed this property |
$10 adult, $6 children or season pass $75 and go as much as u want
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bassjwp
21 April 2017|
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Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
There are just snacks in the Gift Shop. There are many places along Penn Ave in west reading (about one mile away) to eat. Ranges from specialty restaurants to McDonald's.
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missiulsh
28 November 2016|
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Response from RDGMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there. Dinosaurs closed the beginning of October. However, Sunday, Dec. 11, santa will be visiting RPM FROM 11am-2pm. Brain Teasers and CitiBlocs are great exhibitions for kiddos to visit. We also have a Thomas the Tank... More
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