The mission of the Reading Public Museum, a dynamic center of lifelong learning and discovery, is to educate, enlighten and engage current and future generations through the collection, preservation and interpretation of objects of art, science and civilization.
The last admission for the public will be a half hour before closing.
We have group tours available if you have 15 people or more. Reservations required. Call 610-371-5850 ext. 230 to schedule tours.
Free parking is available on The Museum property. During special events, please observe signs for extra parking. The Museum and Neag Planetarium are closed to the public on Independence Day (except for the evening "Jazz Under the Stars" event), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
The Museum Shop is open during Museum hours. No admission fee for browsing. Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted.
Please note, paintings, objects and artists represented on the Web site may not be on view at all times.
See "Facilities Rentals" - In menu column on left.
Apprasials & Conservation
The Museum cannot offer valuations, appraisals, or authentications of artwork. If you have an object you would like to have valued or authenticated, The Museum recommends the following resources, and/or click here for a full list:
• American Society of Appraisers (800) 272-8258
• Appraisers Association of America (212) 889-5404
• Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America
For questions about object conservation, the American Institute for Conservation has available a national referral system. Please call (202) 452-9545.
Useful link: www.conservation-us.org
To download a copy of our 2012 Form 990 Tax Form (Return of Organization Exempt Form Income Tax), click here.
To download a copy of our latest (2012) Audited Financial Report, click here.