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Visit Us

The Museum is now fully open, following a major redevelopment, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Free Admission

The Museum of English Rural Life

University of Reading

Redlands Road



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Upcoming Events


  • From December 8th 2016 To February 10th 2017
  • Usual museum opening times
  • Free

Tales from the Stacks book club

  • January 26th 2017
  • 5.30 to 7pm (Museum, shop, cafe and reading room open 5-9pm)
  • Free

No need to book

Teachers' Panel meeting

  • January 26th 2017
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • Free

To register your interest in attending, please e-mail Phillippa Heath at

Friday Fledglings

  • January 27th 2017
  • 10am to 11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes a drink and a snack)

No need to book

Friday Fledglings

  • February 3rd 2017
  • 10-11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes drink and snack)

No need to book

Half term at The MERL

  • From February 11th 2017 To February 19th 2017
  • Usual museum opening times (Closed Mondays)
  • Free admission