Visit us to get up close and personal with fascinating objects telling the rich and personal stories of rural England. Our collection can help support the curriculum and develop a variety of skills, so come to us to cover a range of subjects and experience cross-curricular opportunities.
Explore the museum your own way with a free self-guided visit. On arrival, a member of staff will greet you, show you your allocated storage, the Museum's facilities and your lunch space (if requested).
Advance booking is essential for all group visits over the size of 10. To avoid disappointment we recommend booking as far ahead as you can. If you are planning to bring a school group to the MERL, we advise you to make a pre-visit to explore our galleries, so that you can structure your visit and make the most from your group's time in the Museum.
For booking enquiries, advice on planning your time with us, supporting resources and details of teacher-pupil ratios, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our galleries offer schools cross-curricular learning links supporting a range of KS1-4 subjects including:
Add on one of the following special extras to your visit*:
*subject to availability
Our Teachers Panel offers a chance for teachers to share their views and shape our learning programmes. It is a forum for primary, secondary, SEN teachers and trainee teachers. With exclusive opportunities to engage with our object, archive and library collections, as a member of our panel you will help steer and shape the MERL learning programmes. Twilight meetings will take place on a quarterly basis and free refreshments will be provided.
Book your place on the Teachers Panel Launch on October 5th when we will unveil some of our new galleries, showcase past projects and tell you more about membership of our Teachers Panel.
We are currently working on a range of resources to enhance your visit and facilitate your visit preparation.