The Ure Museum will be undertaking necessary renovation
work which may effect the museum opening hours at the last minute
During the period 16th May - 13th June, please ring the
museum office to confirm we are open on 0118 378 6990
Out of Term time:
University vacation times, the Museum will be normally open only on
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
9.00 am-4.30 pm and for our special events.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
for more information on getting to Whiteknights
Reading Buses routes 9,
20, 21 and 21a and Thames Travel
route 144 provide regular bus service from Reading station.