COLLECTED: 150 Years of Reading FC



Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH

Tel: 0118 937 3400

COLLECTED: 150 Years of Reading FC


Through a unique gathering of ephemera, images, and mementos, COLLECTED: 150 Years of Reading FC tells the story of Reading Football Club’s incredible journey, from a group of young townsmen playing on Kings Meadow to the heights of the national game.

With expert interpretation provided by the Club’s community of historians, the exhibition is designed to appeal to fans both old and new, as Reading marks the 150th anniversary of its football club, making it one of the oldest surviving clubs in the Football League.

Star objects bring this history to life, including never-before-seen photographs from the Club’s history, loans from iconic players, and a range of items from the personal collection of legendary Reading FC chairman, Sir John Madejski. A match worn shirt from Reading FC icon Robin Friday is just one of the unique items on show in the 150th anniversary exhibition.

The exhibition reflects the important ways the club contributes to the life of our town, with an account of the vital work its Community Trust does in Reading today. The exhibition includes results of recent picture research into the early history of the women’s game in Reading, as well as pinpointing some of the key historical moments of the emergence of people of colour in the professional game.

In producing the exhibition, Reading Museum has worked closely with the Supporters Trust at Reading (STAR). The Museum is hugely grateful to STAR, Select Car Leasing and Business Moves Group for their generous sponsorship, which has made this once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the Club’s history possible.

COLLECTED: 150 Years of Reading FC is free to view and runs until 13th August 2022 in the Sir John Madejski Gallery, Reading Museum. Plan your visit today.

Book Tickets


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

What's Nearby

  1. Reading Museum

    Explore ten galleries of historic and artistic objects in Reading’s Victorian Town Hall.

    0 miles away
  2. Time Trap Escape Rooms

    TimeTrap Escape Rooms are Reading’s 5 star immersive escape games provider located in the…

    0.06 miles away
  3. Thames Valley Wine School Reading

    We are a local, independent wine, beer and spirits education and events company that…

    0.14 miles away
  1. St James RC Church

    Built between 1836 and 1840 St James Roman Catholic Church was built from designs by A. W…

    0.2 miles away
  2. Reading Abbey Ruins

    The burial place of King Henry I, Reading Abbey celebrated 900 years of history in 2021.…

    0.21 miles away
  3. Thames Lido

    Thames Lido is a restored Victorian outdoor swimming pool which now offers a fully heated…

    0.3 miles away
  4. Tours2Order

    Tours2order is run by Blue Badge Tourist Guide Graham Horn.  We can offer many different…

    0.4 miles away
  5. Terry’s Reading Walkabouts

    Terry set up his guided walks of Reading to pass on his love of local history and…

    0.42 miles away
  6. Caversham Boat Services

    Family business offering a fleet of well maintained traditional cruisers and narrowboats…

    0.43 miles away
  7. Better Boating Co

    John & Jack Patey welcome you to their family run business, established in 1971.

    0.58 miles away
  8. Thames Rivercruise Ltd.

    The perfect venue on the Upper Thames.

    0.69 miles away
  9. Museum of English Rural Life

    The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) is England’s most extensive museum dedicated…

    0.78 miles away
  10. Ure Museum

    Description:  The Ure Museum holds collections of archaeological material, archives and…

    1.5 miles away
  11. Caversham Lakes

    This beautiful lake offers a wide range of activities from open water swimming, stand up…

    1.68 miles away
  12. Caversham Heath Golf Club

    Nestling on the borders of Berkshire & Oxfordshire, just outside of Reading you’ll find…

    2.75 miles away
  13. Lagoona Park

    A 28 acre multi-activity site with an Aqua Park & Paddle Boards currently on our lake…

    2.93 miles away
Previous Next