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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



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Friday Fledglings

A new outdoor session for under-5s March 24th 2017 | 10-11.30am

Booking Details

No need to book


Date March 24th 2017
Time 10-11.30am
Cost £3 per child (includes drink and snack)


Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
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A new weekly outdoor learning session for pre-schoolers which takes advantage of the fantastic urban garden at The MERL, and promotes the benefits of outdoor learning. Sessions will take their inspiration from the themes and collections of the museum and focus on outdoor play and exploration of the natural environment. They will involve story-telling, craft activities and singing. Friday Fledglings will be run by Charlotte, a local teacher and Level 3 Forest Leader.

Suitable for families with children under 5 years old.

Children and adults must dress for the weather!

What's on

Friday Fledglings

  • March 24th 2017
  • 10-11.30am
  • £3 per child (includes drink and snack)

No need to book

Tales from the Stacks book club

  • March 30th 2017
  • 5.30 to 7pm (Museum, shop, cafe and reading room open 5-9pm)
  • Free

No need to book

Extended Hours Night

  • March 30th 2017
  • 5-9pm
  • Free