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HALF TERM HOLIDAYS AT THE MERL

COME AND VISIT THE NEW GALLERIES, ENJOY TRAILS AND HAVE A GO AT OBJECT HANDLING
February 10 - February 18

Booking Details

No need to book

Details

Start:
February 10
End:
February 18
Time:
Usual opening times
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Family enjoying the new galleries at the Museum of English Rural Life in the summer holidays

VISIT THE MUSEUM DURING THE HOLIDAYS FOR TRAILS, OBJECT HANDLING AND ACTIVITIES

  • Visit the new galleries during your holidays and discover the exciting new displays and interactive games*
  • Try out our new trails in the galleries, including the Rat Trail
  • Get your hands on real museum objects with our Object Handling volunteers (Weds 14th &  Sun 18th, 1-3pm)
  • Have a go at making a brass rubbing of the farming cycle
  • Make a MERL blackbird (free Make and Take colouring activity)
  • Discover the Shepherd’s Hut in the garden, full of beautiful knitted decorations and animals to play with, all created by the Mewes Knitters
  • Play with our new games and toys, including a fabulous model farm in the welcome area

REFRESHMENTS

Enjoy a selection of drinks and snacks from our refreshments area. Sandwiches and snacks will be available throughout the holidays.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. Picnic benches are available or bring a picnic mat and sit on the lovely, big lawn!

PARKING

Please note that the museum’s car park can fill up quickly at busy times. Parking is also available in the University car park on Acacia Road, adjacent to the museum. Please collect a permit from reception on arrival.

We encourage visitors to use public transport wherever possible. Please visit our Getting Here page for details.