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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



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Research Projects

This page will grow to offer resources relating to collection-related activities currently underway at the Museum. You will find information about our work exploring the latest approaches to gathering, conserving, cataloguing, digitising, improving access to and growing our understanding of rural heritage. These include the MERL Fellowship Scheme and programmes of activity linked to the Centre for Collections-Based Research.