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Abbey Quarter Tours

Saturdays at 11am from 19 March

Please note that the tour on Sat 25 June 22 will no longer be going ahead.
Enjoy a walking tour exploring the heart of medieval Reading led by our trained volunteer guides. This tour takes you to the highlights of the Abbey Quarter, including the Hospitium where medieval pilgrims stayed, the impressive conserved Reading Abbey ruins and the Abbey Gateway, the grand entrance to the Abbot’s Lodgings which became Queen Elizabeth I’s royal residence. Have some myths busted and explore the fascinating history of Reading Abbey Quarter, including exciting links to the influence of the Huntley and Palmers Factory celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. 

COVID-19 information: We will continue to update our rules and restrictions according to Government's directives.


All ages


Every Saturday morning. A one-and-a-half hour tour starting at 11am.

There might be additional tours: please check all available dates and times by clicking the Book Now button.


Meet at Reading Museum's reception. Please note that the meeting place and some of the stops during the tour might change depending on guidance for COVID-19 safety in place at the time of your tour. 

Reviews of the Reading Abbey Quarter Tour

'Lots of very interesting sites to visit'

'Excellent - lively guide. Thanks'

'Really interesting tour, it brought the Abbey to life'

'Engaging guide. Very informative regarding Abbey and some of the wider history of Reading'