Heritage and culture

Your guide to arts, culture and history in Reading. Explore museums and attractions, Reading history, days out and cultural events, including art, film and theatre.

The Merl Museum

The best museums in Reading

Spend a day out exploring the best of Reading’s history and culture with our guide to the six best museums to visit in Reading.

Just don't do it Beside Ourselves Collective

Just Don’t Do It at Reading Fringe Review

‘Just Don’t Do It’ from Beside Ourselves Collective is a dynamic two-woman show featuring sex advice, live hoola hooping and a singing vagina sock puppet.

Four Sunsets

Review: Four Sunsets at Reading Fringe

This comedy from Swindon-based TS Theatre follows four female friends to Bali for a birthday trip that tests their relationships.

Middle Child At Reading Fringe

Review: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything at Reading Fringe

Hull’s Middle Child bring their intoxicating and innovative gig theatre about millennials and the end of the world to the Reading Fringe Festival.

Art in Reading: CRASH! presents A Better Britain II

Artists CRASH! question the vision for a utopian Britain in this wry and witty art show at Reading’s Thames Tower.