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Museum of English Rural Life

University of Reading, Redlands Road, READING, RG1 5EX

Please note: The Museum of English Rural Life galleries and garden are closed until early 2016 for work on "Our Country Lives" HLF-funded redevelopment. The gift shop and reading room remain open as usual. For updates on progress of work on the project, visit The museum houses a national collection of agricultural, domestic and crafts exhibits, including wagons, tools and a wide range of other equipment used in the English countryside over the last 150 years. Special facilities are available for school parties. The museum also contains extensive documentary and photographic archives, which can be studied by appointment. There is a regular programme of events and activities, please see website for details.

Further information

Tel: 0118 378 8660
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Free admission, donations welcome

Opening times

Open all year, Tue-Fri, 9-5, Sat & Sun 2-4.30. Closed Mons, BHs, Xmas-New Year & during university holidays




Fully accessible. Parking, induction loop

Museum of English Rural Life


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Close to Royal Berkshire Hospital, museum 100mtrs on right

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