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, refreshments and garden) and the reading room are closed on Bank Holidays and on University closures days at Christmas and Easter.