Christmas Shopping at The MERL

A little pre-Christmas treat! Sale on selected products starting Saturday 8th December and running until Sunday 23rd.

Find out when we’re open this Christmas.

Special Ranges in the MERL Shop

The MERL shop was redesigned and expanded as part of our redevelopment project. We now stock new ranges and merchandise inspired by our collections.

We’ve got some fabulous merchandise in the shop, including products from h by Maia, Meadow Honey Farm, Cucumber Wood Candles, Tilehurst Pottery, Tweedmill Textiles, Topsy Jewell, and many more!

Choose from a large selection of cards, gifts and products for all ages, whether it’s a little something for the children, or a souvenir to remember your visit by!

The MERL Makers Craft Showcase

‘The MERL Makers’ case features a changing display of handmade and affordable products inspired by the Museum and its collections, from a range of local and regional artists.

If you are interested in finding out more about how to exhibit and sell your work, please contact us at

Online store

A small range of products is currently available in The MERL online store.

Campus card

University of Reading staff and students can now use Campus Cards to make payments in our gift shop.
A discount of 10% is offered to University of Reading students and MERL volunteers.