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Reading Centre of the National Trust

Monthly afternoon and evening illustrated talks on topics of interest to National Trust members but not always National Trust related.  Regular coach outings to National Trust and other historic properties or other places of interest.  Usually 3 holidays a year in UK and Europe.  Surpluses on events are donated to National Trust projects.  A member of the Reading Centre must be a member of the National Trust, other than in exceptional circumstances.   

Who to contact

0118 969 5260

Where to go

Reading Centre of the National Trust
See Venue Notes below
See Venue Notes below

Afternoon meetings - Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE

Evening meetings - St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY

Time / Date Details

When is it on
2pm on second Tuesday in the month; 7.30pm on fourth Tuesday in the month
Time of day
Session Information
Each meeting has a talk and lasts approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours; no meetings in December

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
No separate cost for attending meetings. Annual subscription to be a member of the Reading Centre is £12 for an individual or £18 for a couple.
Wheelchair accessible?


Referral required
Other notes

Many events can cater for people with reduced mobility and meetings are fully wheelchair accessible, but outings and holidays include visiting historic properties and sometimes these may have areas which are not fully accessible.       

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.