University of Reading | Archive and Museum Database


This database provides access to information about many of the objects, photographs and archives held by the Museum of English Rural Life and the Special Collections Service at the University of Reading. This is a working database which is continually updated. As such, not all entries are complete and some may contain errors.


The Museum of English Rural Life holds archives, photographs and objects. The Special Collections Service provides access to some 140 collections of historical and literary papers, a small number of historical manuscripts, and a large body of University archives and records. If you are interested in rare books held in Special Collections or in the library holdings of the Museum of English Rural Life in please consult the University of Reading Library Catalogue at