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A welcome event for University of Reading students
September 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Free, booking recommended

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September 26, 2019
6.30 - 8.30pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
Four people standing around the interactive table in the OCL gallery

For a chilled out Welcome Week come along to the MERL extended hours for tea tasting, trails, and hands-on activities. Stroll around our galleries, meet fellow students, and learn more about volunteering with collections and how they can be used for research.

  • Find out about museum volunteering opportunities
  • Tea tasting with Tregothnan https://tregothnan.co.uk/
  • Silent Disco: Tea and Tractors
  • How to use the MERL and University Collections for your research including tour of open access library and archive stores at 7pm and 7.45pm
  • Object handling
  • Decorate a biscuit inspired by Maria McKinney’s Sire Exhibition
  • VR activity
  • The MERL Make and Takes
  • Dress up in The MERL’s costumes and post your selfie!
  • Badge making inspired by the Festival of Britain Wall hanging
  • Craft activities from RUDDIYS Society
  • Make a Miniature farm scene
  • Colouring for Grown ups
  • Have a go at our Inspiring Innovations gallery trail and win a MERL shop voucher
  • Choir / music from Music@Reading

Free | Booking recommended