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Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock
The Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock is picturesquely situated on the banks of the River Kennet and occupies two former industrial buildings. It features a Reading-built gypsy caravan and tells the story of Reading's two rivers - the Kennet and the Thames. It hosts occasional summertime art exhibitions and events.
Admission is FREE.
April to September: Open daily 10am - 6pm
October to March: Closed
How to find us
The Riverside Museum is about 20 minutes walk from Reading train station, off Kenavon Drive. Access is through the car park of the Bel and the Dragon restaurant, where facilities and refreshments are available.
Bus number 17 from the town centre stops on nearby King's Road, outside the Prudential offices (Huntley & Palmers stop), it is then a short walk along Gasworks Road to the site.
From the M4 Junction 10 follow the A329M towards the town centre (you will end up on the A4, London Road on the map). From Junction 11 follow the A33 towards the town centre. From Junction 12 follow the A4 to the town centre. There is limited parking - remember to collect a car park token from Bel and the Dragon to exit the site when the barrier is in use. The nearest public car park is at Queen’s Road. Alternatively use park and ride buses to the centre of Reading. The postcode is RG1 3DH.
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Date updated: 08 Mar 2017
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