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CREATIVITY AFTER DIAGNOSIS: A MODEL FARM IN THE MUSEUM’S HERB GARDEN

April 8 - September 4
The Museum of English Rural Life, The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Sheep and scarecrow in the model farm in the herb garden

This year at The MERL we are focussing on a theme of ‘CARE.’ Through our projects and programming, we will address ideas of ‘care’ in relation to a range of current issues, including the climate crisis, guarding green space, the future of farming and food security, caring for our collections and caring for people including […]

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BISCUIT TOWN: FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK

May 28 - September 25
The Museum of English Rural Life, The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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£3
Reading Biscuit Town 200 logo on a background of Huntley & Palmers biscuit tins

This pack is full of fun things to do at The MERL and Reading Museum, and back at home, including colouring sheets, gallery trails, crafts and recipes, all inspired by our Huntley & Palmers collections, which you can see in a special exhibition at The MERL and in the Huntley & Palmers gallery at Reading […]

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SUMMER FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK: CARING FOR NATURE

June 25 - September 25
The Museum of English Rural Life, The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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£4

Summer-inspired things to do in the museum, garden and at home on the theme of 'Caring for Nature'. Pick up your activity pack at the museum shop. £4 per pack. For families with children aged 5+, this pack includes seeds to sew your own mini meadow, a sun catcher craft, story, recipe, colouring, gallery trail […]

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10:00 am

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 1 JULY

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Museum of English Rural Life, The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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£4
family attends Friday Fledglings in the MERL garden

JOIN US FOR A FUN AND FRIENDLY SESSION FOR UNDER-5S IN THE FANTASTIC GARDEN AT THE MERL Discover the benefits of outdoor learning and child-led play! Come and join in with activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum, enjoy exploring nature, our mud kitchen, water play, sand-pit and more. Each session also […]

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