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Our Country Lives logoImportant notice

As the Museum is currently closed for redevelopment we are not able to offer all of the programmes described below. Our schools provision is under review and details of how schools will be able to engage with the new museum will be available in 2016.

We may still be able to provide limited, bespoke activities for groups during the closure period, so please contact merlevents@reading.ac.uk or call 0118 378 8660 to discuss your requirements.


Display of corndollies at MERLThe Museum of English Rural Life promotes learning in its broadest context and at all levels and has a wealth of activities and events available for the purpose.

We are committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities which are fun, creative and imaginative. The museum collections and garden allow us to offer a learning programme of events & courses for all ages and abilities.

Choose one of the below for full details of events, courses and volunteer opportunities.

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