20th May – 23rd September 2017: Reading Abbey Quarter THEN & NOW

Reading Abbey Quarter THEN & NOW
Reading Museum ~ From Saturday 20 May
As work gets underway to reopen the Reading Abbey site in 2018 come and see how the Abbey Quarter has changed over the centuries through artworks in the Museum’s collection. Explore how the English Civil War impacted on the Abbey Ruins, the changing portrayal of the Abbey Gateway, the development of the Victorian pleasure gardens and its more recent past.

Free Exhibition, donations welcome, just drop in

Reading Museum Art Gallery
Saturday 20 May – Saturday 3 June, 11.15am
Enjoy a 20 minute tour of the exhibition led by one of our trained volunteers and gallery staff, learning about Reading’s rich heritage through the photographs and paintings of the Abbey Quarter. The tour will include an opportunity to feed back on the new display panels being planned across the site.
(There will be more exhibition pop-up talks on Wednesdays after 7 June – check out the website and social media for times.)
Suitable for all ages
Free Event, donations welcome, just drop in.