How to Find Us

The Cole Museum of Zoology is situated in the foyer of the Biological Sciences (AMS) building on the Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading.


By Car

Map of campusFrom the M4 (J11) follow the signs for the University (UoR). From central Reading follow signs for the A327 to Aldershot. The main entrance is on the A327 (Shinfield Road).

Enter the campus along Queen’s Drive, pass by the Sports Centre and park in car park 1A (car park 1 is for the Sports Centre only). 

The first two hours of each stay will be free, followed by a charge of £3.10 for the rest of the day.


Permit holders can park for free as long as a permit is on display. Non-permit holders will be required to display a valid ticket, including for the free two hour stay. The Pay & Display machines will accept payment by credit/debit card, and will not take cash, campus card or mobile phone payments.

There are disabled parking spaces in the car park immediately in front of the museum. Please note that you will need a visitor parking permit to park here, which can be obtained by emailing us or phoning at least one working day in advance.

By Bicycle

Enter the campus along Queen’s Drive, continue past the sports grounds, take the first left then turn immediately right at the mini roundabout. The AMS building is the tall tower in front of you. There are cycle racks outside, to the right of the steps.

By Public Transport

Reading railway station is approximately 30 minutes from London Paddington. From the station, Reading bus number 9 passes the University main entrance and bus 21s stop outside Whiteknights House on campus.

More information

For more information on travelling to The Cole Museum and maps of Whiteknights Campus visit the main maps and how to find the University of Reading page. The museum is number 30 on the campus map, square C5.

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