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 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!

Events for 2023

In 2023, we are excited that our Museums on Wheels are rolling out to:

  • Community Festival, Saturday 13th May 2023 – University of Reading
  • WaterFest 10th June 2023 – 11 am – 5 pm, Forbury Gardens, Reading Avvey Ruins, Chestnut Walk and Riverside Walk
  • Whitley Parade 2023 11th June 2023
  • East Reading Festival, Sunday 25th June 2023 – Palmer Park, 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Pride, Saturday, 2nd September, King’s Meadow
Museums on Wheels logo showing images of Reading Museum and The MERL between the spokes of a wagon wheel