Discover what’s on at The Museum of English Rural Life for families and visitors of all ages, from exhibitions to events and workshops. It’s a perfect day out for anyone in or visiting Reading and Berkshire.

Alternatively, discover what’s happening at our partner in Museums Partnership Reading, Reading Museum, or explore the programme of Biscuit Town 200, a celebration of two-hundred years since the beginnings of Reading’s Huntley & Palmers. Keep up to date with all the latest news by subscribing to our newsletters.

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Upcoming Events

  • April 8 - September 4
  • Museum opening hours
  • Free
  • VIEW

CREATIVITY AFTER DIAGNOSIS: A MODEL FARM IN THE MUSEUM’S HERB GARDEN

Events and workshops

  • May 10 - September 25
  • Museum opening hours
  • Free
  • VIEW

BISCUIT TOWN: 200 YEARS OF HUNTLEY & PALMERS IN READING

Exhibitions

  • May 10 - September 25
  • Any time
  • Free
  • VIEW

BISCUIT TOWN 200: BISCUIT CRUMB TRAIL

Biscuit Town 200

  • May 28 - September 25
  • Museum opening hours
  • £3
  • VIEW

BISCUIT TOWN: FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK

Events and workshops

  • June 25 - September 25
  • Museum opening hours
  • £4
  • VIEW

SUMMER FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK: CARING FOR NATURE

Events and workshops

  • July 5
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

BECOMING WITH WHEAT COMPANIONS: MONTHLY MEET-UPS

Events and workshops

  • July 8
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • £4
  • VIEW

FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS – 8 JULY

Events and workshops

  • July 14
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

TEACHERS’ PANEL

Events and workshops

  • July 21 - September 4
  • Museum opening hours
  • VIEW

SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT THE MERL

Events and workshops

  • July 25
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

MUSEUMS, MY WAY

Events and workshops

  • July 26 - October 30
  • Museum Opening Hours
  • Free
  • VIEW

INGRID POLLARD: THERE-AND-THEN

Exhibitions

  • August 10
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

THE MERL FAMILY PICNIC

Events and workshops

  • August 17
  • 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

MILLER’S ARK FARM AT THE MERL

CARE

  • September 1
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

BISCUIT TOWN: MEET MR PALMER

Biscuit Town 200

  • September 12
  • 10.30am & 2.30pm
  • VIEW

TOUR OF EAST THORPE FOR HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Events and workshops

  • October 11
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Free
  • VIEW

FOLAR ‘WHO CARES?’ SEMINARS – THE SOCIAL VALUE OF LAND (POSTPONED)

Events and workshops