The MERL gift shop: click and collect

When to collect your order 

After you place your order, you will be able to collect your order from 12pm on the next day that the Museum reception is openThe museum reception is open Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. For example, if you order on Friday, your items will be ready to collect from 12pm the following Wednesday. 

Please do not come to the Museum if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. We will keep your order until you are able to collect it. 

Where to collect your order 

Please collect your order from the main entrance at The Museum of English Rural Life, which is located at 6 Redlands Road in Reading. The postcode is RG1 5EX. For details of how to find us, visit our ‘Getting here’ page. 

Parking is available in the carpark at the front of the museum. 

How to collect your order 

Please come through the gates and wait in the courtyard. Have a copy of your order confirmation ready to show our staff, either on your phone or printed out. They will come out to meet you, pass your pre-prepared order to you and record that you have collected your order. You should not need to enter the building. 

Thank you! 


If you have any questions, please email