The Friends of Reading Abbey are keen to help
teachers use the Abbey in their lessons.
The most important resource come from the Museum of Reading. Click on their website http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk for details of the galleries, school loan boxes and school sessions available within the museum.
The Courtauld Institute is compiling details of Romanesque sculpture in its Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland. Its website is http://www.crsbi.ac.uk and it includes text on the Abbey and its history, plans of the Abbey in the past, early pictures of the Abbey and details of stones from the Abbey held in Reading Museum and elsewhere. This is a demanding website but full of images and information to use in teaching.
Douai Abbey is a modern Benedictine abbey near Woolhampton with its own website and opportunities for educational visits :- http://www.douaiabbey.org.uk.
For information about courses and study opportunities relating to mediaeval times and monasteries, please click here
For a visit to the remains of the Abbey the pages on what to see on this site give lots of detail.
Other places to visit are on the page of that name on this website.
For using the web at school or for home work the discovering the abbey page provides an interactive picture of the abbey as it was for pupils to move the mouse pointer over to find information on the various buildings.