The Museum of English Rural Life’s intriguing galleries tell the story of an important part of England’s history, exploring countryside, identity, environment, technology, culture and health. Exploring the galleries, you’ll discover stories that fascinate, surprise, and reveal the heart of rural England past and present.

We welcome groups! From Uniformed Groups to WIs, U3As and the Travel Trade, we can arrange a group visit to meet your needs. Advance booking is essential, so please get in touch as far in advance as possible.

We are proud to be a member of Tourism South East, winning a Bronze Award in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at the 2019 Beautiful South Awards. We are also an Ambassador on the Great West Way, and encourage visitors to explore Reading and everything it has to offer. We can work with partners across Reading to combine your visit with other activities, such as a visit to Reading Museum and Abbey Quarter or a river cruise.

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