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Travelling by train to the Reading Museum is super-simple. The nearest railway station to the Reading Museum is Reading, which is served by GWR and South Western Railway services throughout the day. It's 4 minutes to the Reading Museum on foot. Simply walk east of the station, and then turn right onto Blagrave Street.

The Reading Museum is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating historic collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit the Reading Museum website for opening information.


Whilst the current government advice is to only travel if your journey is essential, we will update this page as the situation changes. We will always provide official information on how to visit this attraction safely and responsibly by train.


This attraction has free entry for all.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours: Please note: Reservations and tickets requiring reservations are sold at the following times only: Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00 and Sun 09:00 - 20:00
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays05:15 - 22:45
Saturday 05:30 - 22:45
Sunday 07:15 - 22:45
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes

Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Staff assistance is available; please request assistance from any member of staff if you have not booked assistance in advance.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameMulti Storey Car Park
Carpark operatorAPCOA Parking (UK) Limited
Car parking spaces1275
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£565.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces344
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
front of station, underground short stay car park and long stay car park
Cycle storage notes<p>Cycles can be carried free of charge,restrictions apply and you need to make a reservation up to two hours before the train leaves the station it is starting from. Please see our Cycling by train leaflet.</p>
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

platforms can be reached via lift and bridge, ticket office is step free.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxi are available at the station entrance. please request staff assistance if you need to.

Departures and arrivals from Reading

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Reading station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to OxfordGreat Western Railway06:223On time
to London PaddingtonTfL Rail06:2214On time
to London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:236On time
to RedhillGreat Western Railway06:2613On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway06:2810On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Cheltenham SpaGreat Western Railway06:2510On time
from OxfordGreat Western Railway06:2811On time
from BasingstokeGreat Western Railway06:291On time
from Bristol Temple MeadsGreat Western Railway06:3410On time
from London WaterlooSouth Western Railway06:406On time
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