Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology

Currently closed
Friday: 9:00-16:30 Closed out of the academic term

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, owned by the University of Reading and an integral part of the Department of Classics, is recognised as the fourth largest collection of Greek ceramics in Britain.

The collection primarly consists of material from Greek and Greco-Roman civilisations of the Mediterranean, most notably Greek and Etruscan ceramics and terracottas. There is also an important collection of Egyptian antiquities, ranging from Pre-dynastic to Roman period.

There are approximately 2000 objects in the museum, not all of which can be displayed at one time. However, temporary exhibits are changed periodically and some of our objects can be handled by group schools. 

The Ure Museum is open from 9 am to 4.30 from Tuesday to Friday during university term time and admission is free. The museum is accessible to people with disabilities and WCs and refreshments are available in our building and adjacent facilities.