Museums On Wheels

Our rolling programme, Museums on Wheels, takes The MERL and partners, 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 themes of events, offering sometimes surprising and inspiring insights into our collections and community connections.

If you are holding a community event and would be interested in our Museums on Wheels rolling its way to you, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at

In 2022 we are excited that our Museums on Wheels are rolling out to:

  • Forbury Fiesta – May
  • Waterfest – June
  • East Reading Festival – June
  • Reading Mela – Aug
  • Reading Pride (tbc) – Sept
  • Reading Town Meal (tbc) – Sept
  • Older People’s Day – Oct
Museums on Wheels logo showing images of Reading Museum and The MERL between the spokes of a wagon wheel