Visit us

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

Reading

RG1 5EX

Plan my visit

Opening Times

Museum & garden

Monday - closed
Tuesday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month - 9am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 4pm

Shop & cafe

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month - 9am to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 4pm

Reading room

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Last Thursday of the month - 9am to 9pm (trial period from January 26th 2017)

University closure days

The museum (including, shop, cafe and garden) and the reading room are closed on Bank Holidays and on some University closures days at Christmas and Easter. Please check below for seasonal details.

EASTER 2017 OPENING HOURS

Museum, shop, cafe and garden

Open 1st to 23rd April, except all Mondays and Easter Sunday. We will be open on Good Friday and Easter Saturday (10am to 4pm).

Reading Room

Normal opening hours apply, except April 12th to 14th when the reading room will be closed, and will open again on Tues 18th.