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Our Country Lives logoThe Museum galleries and garden are closed until Summer 2016 for work on our exciting Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment project, Our Country Lives.

We are running some events and activities related to the redevelopment, and others inspired by the MERL archives and library, and the University's Special Collections, which will remain open throughout the redevelopment.

Our Country Lives events programme

Family forum photographerSpring 2016

  • Family events
    Toddler Time, 1st Fri of the month (venue to be confirmed)
    Family Forum meeting, 19th February
  • Rural Reads plus... book club
    We are currently reviewing the future of this event.
  • Focus on Special Collections 2016
    Display: Discovering the Landscape: treasures from the collections of the Landscape Institute, 13 Jan to 1 April.
    See a selection of important archive materials and rare books from the Landscape Institute collections.
    Display: My Favourite Ladybird: a selection from the University of Reading collection of Ladybird Books. University Library, Whiteknights campus. 25 Jan to 5 April.
    Display: Ex Libris: marks of ownership in rare books from the Special Collections. 4 April to 1 July



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