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The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

Planning a Visit


picture of studentsThe Museum reopened on the 26 October 2005 and is looking fantastic! The collections have been re-displayed thematically, so pupils will be able to investigate a variety of topics such as death in ancient Egypt and Greece; citizenship; health and beauty; myth and religion; sport and games; warfare; how Greek pots were made and what this can tell us about life in ancient Greece.


The Education Officer is available to lead taught sessions in the Museum two days a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The taught sessions we offer are either Key Stage 2 Ancient Egyptians or Key Stage 2 Ancient Greeks. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours and is suitable for a maximum of 32 children.

How much?

Taught sessions are 100 per session, payable by cheque on the day.

If you would like to bring a group for a self-led visit, we can accept bookings for Mondays and Fridays. Please contact us (via email in the first instance) to arrange a self-led visit. Self-led visits are 40 per class.


As we have had so much interest in the taught sessions, we will work on the basis that the first school to get in touch with us will get their chosen date. Bookings will be confirmed by email and a confirmation form will be posted to you. Unless you hear from us, please do not assume that your session is booked.

Teachers are welcome to make preparatory visits. We will be pleased to answer any queries, and book visits, and the Education Officer can be contacted on the address or telephone number below or by email on .

Hope to see you soon!

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology,
Department of Classics,
University of Reading,
Reading RG6 6AA,
Telephone: +44 (0)118 931 6599
Fax: +44 (0)118 931 6661


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