Museum of English Rural Life

Location
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  • Email
  • Telephone
      0118 378 8660
  • Address
      Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire
  • Opening Hours
    • Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00
    • Last Thursday of the month 09:00-21:00
  • Advance Orders
      Documents can be ordered in advance via email
  • Photographs Allowed
      yes
  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The Museum of English Rural life holds an extensive archive relating to: Agricultural organisations, agricultural cooperatives, farm recordsagricultural manufacturing firms, research of academics,personal records of individuals who worked in agriculture,photographic records.

  • History

    The Museum of English Rural Life houses the most comprehensive national collection of objects, books and archives relating to the history of food, farming and the countryside.The collections have Designated status ensuring their importance is recognised nationally and internationally.As a University Museum and as the founder member of the Rural Museums Network, MERL has built up a reputation as the leading authority in its field and as a centre of excellence in teaching and learning.

Collections