Museums On Wheels

Our rolling programme, Museums on Wheels, takes The MERL and Reading Museum on the road to events across Reading’s communities. Made possible thanks to the Museums Partnership Reading funding from Arts Council England, Museums on Wheels brings the museums to you in a collection-sharing roadshow, offering hands-on opportunities and activities. The content of Museums on Wheels is adapted to connect with the events, offering sometimes surprising and inspiring insights into our collections and community connections.

In 2024, we are excited that our Museums on Wheels are rolling out to the following events. Please see event weblinks for up to date information.

Events for 2024

Forbury Fiesta
Saturday 11 May 2024 in the Forbury Gardens

University of Reading Community Festival
Saturday 18 May 2024, University Students Union, Whiteknights Campus

Saturday 8 June 2024 in the Forbury Gardens

Saturday 31 August 2024 at King’s Meadow in Reading

In partnership with Reading Libraries 2024/25

*all 10am – 12pm

Celebrate Windrush Day
Southcote Library RG30 3QP – Sat 15 June
Whitley Library RG2 7PX – Sat 22 June

Summer Reading Challenge – Marvellous Makers
Southcote – Sat 10 Aug
Whitley – Sat 17 Aug

Celebrate Diwali (October half term)
Southcote – Sat 26 Oct
Whitley – Sat 2 Nov

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Southcote – Sat 25 Jan 2025
Whitley – Sat 1 Feb 2025

Museums on Wheels logo showing images of Reading Museum and The MERL between the spokes of a wagon wheel