The Cole Museum of Zoology

The Museum was established in the early 20th century by Francis J. Cole, Professor of Zoology from 1907 to 1939. The Collection was originally housed at the London Road campus until the early 1970s when it was transported to its present location at Whiteknights. The Cole Museum of Zoology contains some 3500 specimens of which […]

West Berkshire Museum

West Berkshire Museum is housed in two of Newbury’s best loved historic buildings – the 17th century Cloth Hall and the old Granary/Corn Stores in the Wharf. The museum explores stories of life in our area, from pre-history to today. We do this through our 10 regularly changing galleries as well as through activities and […]

The Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside. The Museum of English Rural Life was established in 1951 and grew out of the University’s long tradition of academic excellence in agriculture. It pioneered a new field […]

Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Berkshire’s dynamic contribution to aviation history is graphically re-captured at the museum. Run as a charitable trust, the museum is at the historic site of Woodley Airfield, near Reading, U.K. – once the centre of a thriving aircraft industry. Miles and Handley Page aircraft built at Woodley are being re-constructed and exhibited along with fascinating […]

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