FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 17 JUNE

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 10 JUNE

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 27 MAY

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE BEACON TRAIL

cartoon characters from the Jubilee trail with speech bubble saying 'Come join us on the trail'

Join us for this historic occasion by taking part in Reading’s free, magical augmented reality story-trail Located around Reading are seven magical characters on a day trip from Buckingham Palace. Join Sir Barnaby Beacon on the trail as he visits his friends, you’ll be able to see them augmented reality, decide what happens next in […]

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 20 MAY

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

SPRING HALF TERM AT THE MERL

Two girls walking in The MERL galleries

Please see below for our opening times throughout the half term. Visit The MERL this spring half term for biscuit-themed activities and more This half term starts with Museum Partnership Reading‘s Biscuit Weekend on 28th & 29th May as part of Biscuit Town 200, a programme events and activities celebrating 200 years of Reading’s biscuit […]

BISCUIT TOWN: FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK

Reading Biscuit Town 200 logo on a background of Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins

This pack is full of fun things to do at The MERL and Reading Museum, and back at home, including colouring sheets, gallery trails, crafts and recipes, all inspired by our Huntley & Palmers collections, which you can see in a special exhibition at The MERL and in the Huntley & Palmers gallery at Reading […]

BISCUIT TOWN: PAINT YOUR OWN BISCUITS

Painted biscuits for workshop

It’s National Biscuit Day on the 29th May! To celebrate in style, join design historian and artist Dr Ella Hawkins for a hands-on introduction to biscuit art. Discover Ella’s incredible designs on her website. Learn how to paint colourful designs onto iced biscuits, inspired by our Huntley & Palmers collections, and take your edible art […]

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 13 MAY

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS

family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

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    Free admission.

    The Museum of English Rural Life

    University of Reading

    Redlands Road

    Reading

    RG1 5EX

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  • Visit us

    Visit Us

    We are now fully open.

    Free admission.

    The Museum of English Rural Life

    University of Reading

    Redlands Road

    Reading

    RG1 5EX

    Plan your visit