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Medieval roof finial from the site of Reading Gasworks

Reading Museum's archaeology collections include any artefact dating before 1700AD and anything of any age found buried, from flint and stone tools up to 200,000 years old, to mineral water bottles bearing the names of twentieth century Reading businesses.

Some highlights are the Thames Water collection of items dredged from the river, including fine Bronze Age weapons; medieval carved stones from Reading Abbey; and finds and photographs from the early excavations of the Roman town of Calleva, near Silchester in Hampshire.

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