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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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Free
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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4:00 pm

TEACHERS’ PANEL

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Museum of English Rural Life, The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
Free
Three women having Hot Drinks in the MERL Cafe

Join us for a chance to share your views and shape our learning programmes The MERL Teachers' Panel is a forum for primary, secondary, SEN teachers and trainee teachers. With exclusive opportunities to engage with our object, archive and library collections, as a member of our panel you will help steer and shape The MERL […]

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