Discover what’s on at The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading for families and visitors of all ages, from exhibitions to events and workshops.

Welcome to the programme for January to April 2024. Explore the listings below for details of ongoing displays, regular events and special events including events and tours exploring Our Green Stories through the MERL collections.

We hope you enjoying discovering what’s coming up and we look forward to welcoming you to The MERL very soon.

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Upcoming Events

  • January 10 - April 24
  • Weds, 3.30-4.30pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

Tai Chi with Sport in Mind

Events and workshops

  • January 11 - April 25
  • Thurs, 1.30-2.30pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

Mums and Babies Yoga with Sport in Mind

Events and workshops

  • April 2 - April 14
  • Museum opening hours
  • VIEW

Easter Holidays at The MERL

Events and workshops

  • April 16
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

Our Green Stories Gallery Tours – April

Our Green Stories

  • April 16
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

An Afternoon at the Museum

Events and workshops

  • April 19
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • £4
  • VIEW

Friday Fledglings – 19 April

Events and workshops

  • April 28
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • £7
  • VIEW

The MERL Green Explorers

Events and workshops

  • May 17 - May 18
  • See details below
  • £3
  • VIEW

Reading Walks Festival: Forests, Farms and Forest Bathing

Events and workshops