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Romany and Traveller Heritage Day

Free activities for all in the MERL garden and galleries
June 22 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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No need to book


June 22
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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A large painting depicting gypsy or traveller people with horses, dogs and caravans

Join us for a day of music, film, poetry, tours, talks, displays and family fun as we celebrate Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month at The Museum of English Rural Life.

In partnership with the Romany and Traveller Family History Society, we will be bringing you the best of Romany and Traveller heritage, tradition and culture, completely free and with no need to book.

Bring a picnic and enjoy sitting in the garden alongside a Romany vardo and bender tent listening to traditional music. Explore the galleries and dive into the Robert Dawson Romany Collection. Chat with expert family historians to find out whether you might have Romany ancestors. Grab a coffee and a slice of cake, and browse our gift shop and specialist bookstall.