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The Royal Berkshire Medical Museum

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Passionate guides and great items!

Very interesting and made better by the information and personal experiences of the guides (all... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Mark C
Reading, United Kingdom
via mobile
Leeches in the Laundry.

Open only every second Sunday, the museum is free. It is housed in the old laundry and has a... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Geoff P
Dingley Village, Australia
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7 Oct 2018
“Passionate guides and great items! ”
24 Jul 2018
“Leeches in the Laundry.”
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London Road | Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, Berkshire Medical Heritage Centre, Reading RG1 5AN, England
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and made better by the information and personal experiences of the guides (all retired doctors, nurses and health workers). Worth visiting! Only open on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4.30pm

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark C
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Open only every second Sunday, the museum is free. It is housed in the old laundry and has a beautiful wooden roof structure. All manner of medical implements and items are displayed and explained by the knowledgeable volunteers. Kids particularly will be interested in the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Geoff P
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Great place lots of interesting things there well worth going and taking the family. A bit awkward with the renovations that has been happening but does not change the fact the there is great things to see

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Currently it is very difficult to access the abbey ruins as there is scaffolding all around while the walls are being strengthened. It is worth a visit but is a little hard to find and many who visit Reading have no idea the abbey is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Excellent museum crammed full of interesting exhibits many of them specifically connected to the Royal Berkshire Hospital. I have visited this museum 4 times and always find lots of items that I have been missed previously. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jinette_60
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Tucked away in a basement at the Royal Berks, the little museum was surprisingly interesting. The exhibits tell the story of the Royal Berks Hospital and shed a light on the development of medical treatment and equipment since the 19 th century. Looking at some...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Balvine
Reviewed 13 September 2016

*Please note that the museum is only open on the FIRST and THIRD Sundays of each month, 2pm-4.30pm. There is a separate entrance in the corner of the car park off London Road, and it is a level below the main building. We visited on...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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2 November 2018|
Response from Geoff P | Reviewed this property |
You need to find the very old building with the Greecian columns. The Museum is in the left corner of the car park when facing these columns.