Weekly what's on: 30th June to 6th July

You can find full details of all our forthcoming events in our What’s On  guide, which are now available from the Museum or to download from our website You can also see all events on our online calendar MERL Seminar series: The Great War & the countryside Eggs Enlisted? Egg production and the impact of war by Dr Nicola Verdon, […]

Our Country Lives goes ahead with £1.7m HLF grant

We are all very pleased and excited to announce that we have been successful in securing a further £1.7m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, in order to redevelop MERL as part of the Our Country Lives project! You can see our press release here. That we have got to this stage is testament to […]

Weekly What's On: 23rd to 29th June

You can find full details of all our forthcoming events in our What’s On  guide, which are now available from the Museum or to download from our website You can also see all events on our online calendar MERL Seminar series: The Great War & the countryside Food, diet and consumption on the Home Front: standards of living amongst rural […]

MERL archive contributes to US National History Day

Written by Guy Baxter, University Archivist. MERL, along with academic colleagues at the University of Reading, has contributed to a documentary film made by a middle school student for the US National History Day. The film, entitled “Operation Pied Piper: Balancing Parental Rights and Government Responsibility”, drew on the Evacuee Archive, the Humphrey Fisher Archive and […]

Weekly what's on: 16th to 22nd June

You can find full details of all our forthcoming events and activities in our What’s On and MERL Families guides, which are now available from the Museum or to download from our website You can also see all events on our online calendar MERL Seminar series: The Great War & the countryside ‘Be you Berkshire?’ The Berkshire Yeomanry during the First World […]

Our Country Lives update: Volunteering opportunities

Written by Adam Koszary, Project Officer for Our Country Lives. Since last week was National Volunteering Week, I thought it would be worth dwelling on the volunteering opportunities for this week’s update. Volunteers play a massive part in the operation of MERL, from staffing events to carrying out vital work on the conservation of objects, […]

Weekly What's On: June 9th to 15th

You can find full details of all our forthcoming events and activities in our What’s On and MERL Families guides, which are now available from the Museum or to download from our website You can also see all events on our online calendar Universities Week 2014 Research in Action: Buckets , baskets and boots: Sensory Objects showcase Monday 9th June, 12.30-3pm, free, […]

Volunteers' Voice #13: Volunteers' Week 2014

Written by Rob Davies, Volunteer Coordinator. This week is the time of the year we stop to think about and celebrate volunteering across the country, whether you are a volunteer yourself, an organisation who works with them, or indeed is entirely run by volunteers, this is the week in which we say thank you on […]

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