Shopping at MERLYou're sure to find unique gifts and souvenirs in MERL’s small but interesting shop, which offers a wide variety of books, handmade crafts and reasonably priced 'pocket money' items, all inspired by the MERL collections.





new cardsShop news!

July 2016

To allow work on the new welcome space and refitted shop to be completed, the shop will be closed from Monday 18th July until the Museum reopens on October 19th 2016, following our major redevelopmetn.

Follow us on Twitter @MERLReading for regular updates as we head towards the reopening of our brand new shop (and museum!)


    Online store

    The MERL shop is online! Please have a look at our first selection of gifts we have on offer, we hope to add more in the future.

    Click here to visit our online store MERL online store

    The MERL guide bookMERL guide front cover

    Special offer! Now only £2.50 (was £3.50)

    This richly illustrated guide provides a fascinating overview of MERL's varied collections, a brief history of the Museum and an introduction to the University of Reading Special Collections, housed in the same building. Beautifully produced and packed full of information and images, this guide is both an excellent starting point for the new visitor and a perfect souvenir for those who have already enjoyed spending time in the Museum.

    MERL's exclusive range by Suzy T design

    New MERL canvas bag designTea towels and canvas bags are available featuring the exclusive Suzy T's design

    Suzy T specialises in the creation of beautifully designed greetings cards and textiles for the home, such as tea towels and aprons. Suzy has designed scarves, t-shirts and other gift items for organisations such as the British Museum, English Heritage, The Ashmolean and Courtaulds.

    Suzy T aims to use the best quality of materials, to produce everything in the UK and be as environmentally-friendly as possible.



    Staff campus cardCampus card

    University of Reading staff and students can now use Campus Cards to make payments in our gift shop!




    A discount of 10% is offered to University of Reading students and MERL volunteers.

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