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The Museum is now fully open, following a major redevelopment, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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The Museum of English Rural Life

University of Reading

Redlands Road

Reading

RG1 5EX

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MERL Late: Milking it!

A MERL Late event for British Science Week March 16th 2017 | 7-10pm

Booking Details

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Details

Date March 16th 2017
Time 7-10pm
Cost £4 (�3 concs)

Location

The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
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Join us for a lively evening of drinks, food, music, activities and presentations, inspired by the MERL dairying collections.

The evening will include:

  • live music from Amber & the Professors Quartet, playing a selection of jazz, swing, originals and pop with a vintage twist!
  • pop-up cocktail bar by Milk Bar Reading (cash only!)
  • 'Cheesy' silent disco
  • cheese tasting
  • butter making (8.30-9.30pm)
  • the MERL Sensory Cow (record your own moo!)
  • Daisy, the milking cow
  • 'Make a Milk carton' craft activity based on the University's RESET Milk project
  • dairy colouring sheets
  • milk marbling activity (7-8pm)
  • The MERL 'Milking it!' Quiz
  • archive films about dairying
  • object handling
  • screenings of ‘Flurry’, a new online commission by artist and researcher, Melanie Jackson
  • a Q&A with Melanie Jackson and Adam Stead, MA Student (8-8.30pm)

What's on

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