Museum maintains high quality

by Natalie Vincent Wed 22 November 2017, 11:07 am

Reading Museum has maintained its full accreditation status by Arts Council England, following a panel decision in September.

Accreditation is awarded every three years, and large museums must prove to ACE that they maintain the high standards expected of them.

Sarah Hacker, lead councillor for culture and sport, said: "We should be very proud our town boasts some of the richest cultural and historical heritage in the Thames Valley, with the museum and town hall at its heart.

"The accreditation is a real reflection on the continued hard work of staff and, of course, the volunteers who provide one of the best museum services of its kind in the UK."

Opened in 1883, the museum is known for its gothic-inspired architecture, and its full-scale replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, embroidered by 35 Victorian women in 1885. 

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