Youth Panel

In the past our young people’s panel has been focused on undergraduate students. Our new Youth Panel is for students aged 14 – 18. We meet regularly during term time to work on a variety of exciting projects which are great for developing a range of transferable skills.

Join us!

The Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Museum are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our Youth Panel
As a member you will:
  • help ensure the museums are relevant to young visitors
  • gain behind-the-scenes museum experience working with museum professionals
  • learn transferable skills
  • have a fantastic project for your CV, UCAS or job application
  • meet new people
Meetings will take place every third Thursday of the month online 4.30pm – 5.30pm from September 2020.

Recent projects include:

  • Designing ‘The Nook’, the new social learning space as part of the Our Country Lives redevelopment project. Students worked with museum staff and designers to create a new, relaxing space where students and the public are welcome to study, relax and reflect.
  • Our Panel have organised two successful Museums at Night events, the ‘1951 Vintage Night’ and ‘Chalk or Cheese?’.

Next Sessions

  • Thursday 23rd July 2020
  • Thursday 17th September 2020

For my information on how to join, please contact the Learning Officer Rhea Douglas at