The Museum of English Rural Life and its collection

The Museum of English Rural Life
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The Museum of English Rural Life is owned by the University of Reading. The Museum reopened in October 2016 after a £3 redevelopment project, which radically transformed the public displays. The new Museum challenges perceptions about rural England by revealing the historical and contemporary relevance of country life. The new interactive, immersive galleries explore questions of identity, environment, technology, culture and health. The collections include over 25000 objects providing a material record of rural life from 1750 to the present day, as well as library, archive and photographic collections telling the story of rural life.

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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) University of Reading Redlands Road
RG1 5EX Reading
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Visitor information The Museum of English Rural Life

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday
9:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
9:00 – 17:00
Thursday
9:00 – 17:00
Friday
9:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

Admission

0+Free

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible
Museum shop
Parking
Coffee
Credit card
Child-friendly

Location & Map

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) University of Reading Redlands Road, Reading

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Exhibitions

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