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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

The Hogarth Press at 100

  • From June 12th 2017 To August 31st 2017
  • Usual museum opening times
  • Free

Summer holidays at The MERL

  • From July 22nd 2017 To September 3rd 2017
  • Usual museum opening times (Closed Mondays)
  • Free admission

Extended Hours Night: Meet the artist

  • July 27th 2017
  • 5-9pm
  • Free


The MERL Family Event: Recycling

  • July 28th 2017
  • Choose from a 1 hour session at 10 - 11am or 11.15am - 12.15pm (second session is a repeat of the first)
  • �3 per participating child. Adults free.

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Miller's Ark at The MERL

  • August 17th 2017
  • 12 to 4pm
  • �3 per participating child. Under 2s and adults free

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