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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

Friday Fledglings

  • March 24th 2017
  • 10-11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes drink and snack)

No need to book

Tales from the Stacks book club

  • March 30th 2017
  • 5.30 to 7pm (Museum, shop, cafe and reading room open 5-9pm)
  • Free

No need to book

Extended Hours Night

  • March 30th 2017
  • 5-9pm
  • Free

Friday Fledglings

  • March 31st 2017
  • 10am to 11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes a drink and a snack)

No booking required

Easter Holidays at The MERL

  • From April 1st 2017 To April 23rd 2017
  • Usual museum opening times (Closed Mondays & Easter Sunday. Open Good Friday and Easter Saturday.)
  • Free admission