Silchester at Reading Museum

Reading Museum houses many artefacts found during the early excavations of Silchester between 1890 and 1909 as well as over 600 photographs of the antiquarian archaeologists who carried out the Victorian campaigns.

Items include the Ogham Stone found within Insula IX in 1893, a Nero stamp tile discovered within the bathhouse in 1904 and the copper alloy Silchester Eagle – the inspiration for Rosemary Sutcliffe’s novel of 1954 and the more recent film adaptation 

More about the Silchester collection can be viewed here.

Reading Museum is free to visit and is open 10am-4pm Tues-Sat. More information about visiting can be found here