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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



Plan my visit

Extended Hours Night

Monthly late opening of the museum, shop, cafe and reading room May 25th 2017 | 5-9pm

Booking Details


Date May 25th 2017
Time 5-9pm
Cost Free


The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
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Not enough hours in the day? We're open late on the last Thursday of every month, so you can visit the reading room, museum galleries, shop and cafe until 9pm. Each month there are also other activities taking place during the evening to enhance your evening visit.

The Special Collections' book club 'Tales from the Stacks' also takes place on this evening, from 5.30 to 7pm.



What's on

Medieval Caxton Leaf display

  • From May 10th 2017 To May 31st 2017
  • Usual Museum opening times, plus Mondays.
  • Free

Extended Hours Night

  • May 25th 2017
  • 5-9pm
  • Free

Friday Fledglings

  • May 26th 2017
  • 10 to 11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes drink and snack)

No need to book