Lantern Slides of the Open Spaces Society

A group of beech trees and vegetation on the edge of a pond.

The Open Spaces Society (OSS) was founded in 1865. It is the oldest national society in Britain campaigning for the preservation of commons, public paths, and open spaces. The Society has contributed to saving public access to many of our best-loved landscapes and rights of way across the country. The Open Spaces Society Collection at […]

Welcome Case – KG

For psychology students

Our Welcome Case holds a cross-section of what we have in the collection. Tap on the yellow circles to find out more about individual objects.

Museum on Show

The MERL opened in 1951, and toured country shows to gather objects for display. This gallery recreates the touring tent, showing off a selection of objects from the 1950s.