Few items are more symbolic of daily life during the Second World War than the ration book. Learn about their history on our blog.
Learn about our focus for 2022: highlighting how we take care of rural heritage, the countryside’s future, and each other.
As part of Changing Perspectives, we spoke with Ped Asgarian about his experiences in the countryside and the work of the Community Farm.
Learn about how the Building Connections project has enabled us to explore and share underrepresented stories from England’s rural history.
As part of Changing Perspectives in the Countryside, we spoke with Navaratnam (Theeb) Partheeban about his work as a rural vet and his experiences in the sector as a person of colour.
As part of Changing Perspectives in the Countryside, we spoke with Dr Anjana Khatwa about her life, work, and experience in rural England.
Read about the modern history of English pottery, and the many different kinds of pottery and ceramics within The MERL collection.
As part of Changing Perspectives in the Countryside, we spoke with Dr Mya-Rose Craig about how she champions rural conservation and equality.
Dolly Parton has never been to The MERL, but that’s not to say our collection isn’t filled with objects related to Dolly and her songs.
This January, The MERL embarked on 51 Voices, a new year-long project celebrating the Museum’s seventieth anniversary in 2021. Throughout the year, we will be working with a range of writers, artists and different communities to give contemporary voice to fifty-one objects and archives in The MERL collection connected in myriad ways to our founding year. In this […]