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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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New Galleries

Whether for food or work or leisure, the countryside plays a part in all our lives. In these galleries you can discover the people who, through the centuries, have made and changed the English countryside. Their personal stories, and the bigger changes that they saw, can be traced through the objects and images on display. These galleries show how the countryside, past and present, matters to everyone. These are 'Our Country Lives'.