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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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Upcoming Events

Medieval Caxton Leaf display

  • From May 10th 2017 To June 16th 2017
  • Usual Museum opening times, plus Mondays.
  • Free

Friday Fledglings

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

No need to book

Half Term at The MERL

  • From May 27th 2017 To June 4th 2017
  • Usual museum opening times (Closed Monday)
  • Free admission

Mini Beast Family Event

  • June 2nd 2017
  • 10-11am or 11.15 to 12.15pm
  • 3 per participating child. Adults free.

Book a session via Eventbrite

Whiteknights Studio Trail

  • From June 10th 2017 To June 11th 2017
  • 11am to 6pm
  • Free

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The Art of Beefing It Up

  • June 19th 2017
  • 9.30am-6pm
  • £16.30

Get tickets in advance via Eventbrite.