Learn about the history of Suttons Seeds, a Reading company who revolutionised the UK seed-growing industry.
Hear from The MERL’s gardening volunteers about how they have prepared the garden for winter and what they are planning for 2023.
This blog explores the history of why we eat turkey at Christmas and the story behind its growth in popularity over the last 500 years.
Discover an artistic intervention by Ingrid Pollard at The MERL, reimagining the museum’s collection of friendly society pole heads.
Learn the autumn updates from The MERL gardening team. Hear about what we’ve been growing, our community projects, and new plant sales.
Learn about an environmental campaign by Museums Partnership Reading, championing sustainability in our community from now through 2023.
Learn about the Borodianka Rooster, a ceramic pitcher which gained international attention as a symbol of Ukraine’s strength and spirit.
Discover a selection of cooking utensils from The MERL collection. Some will be more useful for your student kitchen than others!
Explore and follow three heritage recipes for baking historical biscuits, including an original recipe by Huntley & Palmers.
In time for Wimbledon 2022, learn about the many challenges that labourers and farmers face in growing strawberries.