The Ure Museum is currently operating Term Time opening hours

Please contact us at or on 0118 378 6990 for further information




Out of Term time:

During University vacation times, the Museum will be normally open only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9.00 am-4.30 pm and for our special events. Please email or ring us on 0118 378 6990 for up to date opening times.

Term Opening Hours:

During term time the Ure Museum is normally open weekdays 9.00 am to 4.30 pm. Admission to the museum for the general public is free, although there is a charge for education visits and special events, see our School Resources page for more details. As the museum is also used for educational activities, visitors may find themselves sharing the space with a class. See our Events page for forthcoming special events.



Getting to the Museum

The Museum is based in the centre of the University of Reading, Whiteknights campus, on the ground floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences (HumSS) building, in the Department of Classics, room 38. HumSS is shown on the map below.

Enter the University Campus off the A327 Shinfield Road, onto Queens's Drive (the turning with the University Sports Centre on the corner). See our exact location on on Google™ maps.

Sat nav postcode for Shinfield Road entrance: RG6 6UR 

There is a Pay and Display carpark (carpark 1A) for visitors nexts to the Sports Park (Shinfield Road entrance). There is no charge for the first two hours, although you must still obtain and display a ticket in your car.  After this, there is a daily charge of £3.10. Please be aware that the pay and display machines only accept debit/credit cards.

If you have any questions regarding parking, please contact the museum office on 0118 378 6990 or

The university does have very good bus links from the town centre, but please visit for more information on getting to Whiteknights campus.


Reading Buses routes 9, 20, 21 and 21a and Thames Travel route 144 provide regular bus service from Reading station.

      showing location of Ure Museum in Classics Building

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