Comfort Hotel Reading West
Reading, EN RG7 5HT
Phone: (44) 118 971-3282
Fax: (44) 118 971-4238
Bath Road Padworth, Reading, EN, GB, RG7 5HT
- Phone: (44) 118 971-3282
- Fax: (44) 118 971-4238
Arts & Museums
Located in Reading, Museum of English Rural Life exhibits the various items that depict the evolving face and times of England's countryside and farming. Museum of English Rural Life contains desingated assemblage of national significance and these collections include photographs, books, films and objects. Museum of English Rural Life features 22,000 items that date back to the previous two centuries. A threshing tool, portable engine, hand tools, mowers, tractors and farm carts are some of the items put up on display at this museum.
Discover the history of Basingstoke at this informative local museum. Willis Museum traces how life has changed in the town over the last 200 years. Attractions include reconstructions of excavated Saxon buildings, a recreation of a 1960s sitting room and kitchen and a local studies room that features old photographs, maps and postcards. There are also regular exhibitions of art, crafts and local history. Admission is free and there is a coffee lounge and a children play corner. For further details, please call +44 845 603 5635.
This museum in the town of Henley on Thames has several permanent exhibitions highlighting life in the Thames, both in fiction and real life. It also hosts temporary exhibitions of work by local artists, as well as hosting entertainment events not strictly related to the museum. The museum hosts lectures, workshops, and classes for adults and kids as well.
Jane Austen's House Museum is a must-see for literary buffs. Jane Austen moved here from Southampton in 1809 and began writing again, revising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park. You can see where Jane wrote, sewed, made wine and enjoyed gardening. Her music book, a dress she wore, a quilt she stitched and the work table where she wrote her books are all on display. You can also see her donkey carriage - the door still creaks out a warning, as it did when Jane hastily hid her writing from visitors.