Time to take CARE

Learn about our focus for 2022: highlighting how we take care of rural heritage, the countryside’s future, and each other.

The Building Connections project

Learn about how the Building Connections project has enabled us to explore and share underrepresented stories from England’s rural history.

Magical Lights in The MERL garden

Each year, we end December with a Magical Lights event. Read about our postponed 2021 Magical Lights, reimagined for the Lunar New Year.

  • Visit us

    Visit Us

    We are now fully open.

    Free admission.

    The Museum of English Rural Life

    University of Reading

    Redlands Road

    Reading

    RG1 5EX

    Plan your visit
  • Visit us

    Visit Us

    We are now fully open.

    Free admission.

    The Museum of English Rural Life

    University of Reading

    Redlands Road

    Reading

    RG1 5EX

    Plan your visit