The MERL Online Shop

MERL t-shirts now available!

You asked. You waited. You waited some more. And now, we have finally delivered.

Introducing the new range of t-shirts from The Museum of English Rural Life. Featuring two designs: the return of our 2018 original absolute unit, and our socially distanced alternative, ‘Please Keep One Absolute Unit Apart’.


John Vince books

You can now order a range of books by John Vince about the English countryside.

line drawing of a cart and a sheep from a book by John Vince available from the MERL online shop

These titles feature beautiful hand-drawn illustrations with flowing prose about countryside history. Coursing from bread and butter, to wells and pumps, these are exceptional guides through rural history.

John Vince is one of the country’s most respected authors on rural history. His love of the land, its people and traditions emanates from every single page.

Vince’s original illustrations form a treasured part of The MERL Archive.