Visit us

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



Plan my visit


The MERL shop has been redesigned and expanded as part of the redevelopment project. We plan to stock new ranges and merchandise inspired by our collections.

Choose from a large selection of cards, gifts and products for all ages, whether it's a little something for the children, or a souvenir to remember your visit by!


Online store

A small range of products is currently available in The MERL online store.


Campus card

University of Reading staff and students can now use Campus Cards to make payments in our gift shop.
A discount of 10% is offered to University of Reading students and MERL volunteers.