THE RURAL HISTORY CENTRE includes the Museum of English Rural Life
Museum of English Rural Life


Image Library

Using the Reading Room


We hold images of agriculture, landscapes and rural life, large collections of photographs from the farming press, photo agencies, records of Britain's leading agricultural engineering firms and local images of Reading, Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

You can view a sample of our pictures (click on each picture to see the respective sections) or you could visit us to see the original collection. There is no online ordering system for the image library. If you know what you would like to see, or need advice contact us You can also telephone us on 0118 378 8660 of fax us on 0118 378 5632

The Image Library is divided into the following categories and you can view the sample pictures by navigating to each sections.