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SPRING HALF TERM AT THE MERL

COME AND VISIT THE MUSEUM AND ENJOY ACTIVITIES IN THE GALLERIES AND GARDEN
May 28 - June 5

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Start:
May 28
End:
June 5
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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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Two girls walking in The MERL galleries

*Please see below for our opening times during half term*

VISIT THE MUSEUM THIS SPRING HALF TERM FOR BISCUIT-THEMED ACTIVITIES AND MORE

Reading Biscuit Town.This half term starts with Museum Partnership Reading’s Biscuit Weekend on 28th & 29th May as part Biscuit Town 200, a programme events and activities celebrating of 200 years of Reading’s biscuit heritage!

As always, there are lots of other activities for families to do in the museum and garden throughout half term (see below for opening times):

  • Discover the Spring Family Activity Pack for children aged 5+ (£4 per pack from the museum gift shop)
  • Have a go at our Fledglings Activity Packs for children under 5 (£2 per pack from the museum shop)
  • Try out our new look free Rats and Dairy trail
  • Have a go at a variety of garden trails including our woodland brass rubbing trail
  • Have fun on the fabulous play tractor and wagon
  • New! Explore the amazing model farm in the herb garden, created for us by Young People With Dementia
  • Scan the QR code outside the museum to take part in Reading’s special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Trail!
  • And if you’re looking for things to do at home, check out our wide variety of online activities and resources

This half term, we also have the next Museums, My Way session on Monday 30th May

Celebrate the Jubliee!

We are delighted to be a venue on

OPENING TIMES DURING HALF TERM

Saturday 28th May – open
Sunday 29th May – open
Mon 30th May – The museum galleries are closed unless you are attending the Museums, My Way event
Tues 31st May – open
Weds 1st June- open
Thurs 2nd June – closed for the Spring Bank Holiday
Fri 3rd June – closed for the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
Sat 4th June – open
Sun 5th June – open

REFRESHMENTS

Enjoy a selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks from our café.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden. Picnic benches with parasols 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 if parking in Acacia Road car park.

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