8-11 September 2016: Reading and its Rivers – exhibition

Turbine House

As part of Reading’s Year of Culture 2016, and to coincide with national Heritage Open Days, RG Spaces invites you to an exhibition of art and beautiful books at The Turbine House. The exhibition celebrates Reading’s two rivers.

Step out over the Kennet River – in this Victorian Turbine House with a great view of the weir originally built by monks from Reading Abbey – to see an exhibition of work by 16 local artists on Reading and its Rivers, specially curated for Heritage Open Days. It will be complemented by books from Two Rivers Press, a family trail around this little nook of Reading history, and special deals at nearby restaurant, the Bel and the Dragon.

Opening times (no booking required)

Thursday 8 September: 1000-1800

Friday 9 September: 1000-1800

Saturday 10 September: 1000-1800

Sunday 11 September: 1000-1800

Location: The Turbine House, Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock, Off Kenavon Drive, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3EQ

Additional information:  Park in Bel and the Dragon car park which is shared with the small museum which is also onsite (free entry).

Directions: From Reading Town Centre, walk down the Kennet towpath (about 15 minutes). By car or if walking from the station, along Forbury Road at the roundabout by Homebase/Reading jail, follow the brown signs to Blakes Lock Museum down Kenavon Drive. Turn right when you see the Bel and the Dragon restaurant and enter through its car park.