Museum of English Rural Life (MERL)

Phone this organisation
0118 378 8660
Twitter
@MERLReading

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.

It is the sheer quality and scope of the Library, Archives and Object Collections that makes MERL exceptional. 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.

Please note:

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) galleries are closed from 1st Nov 2014 to early 2016 for work on ‘Our Country Lives’ a Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment project. There will be new volunteering opportunities as part of this project, during the closure period and once the new Museum is open. For further information contact Rob Davies   r.j.davies@reading.ac.uk   or look out for regular blog posts

Type of organisation
Not specified
Primary interest
Hobbies and Leisure
Main activity
Hobbies and leisure
Area of activity
Berkshire-wide
Parent organisation
University of Reading
RVA member
Non-member
Voluntary
Voluntary

Map
Address line 1
The University of Reading
Address line 2
Redlands Road
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 5EX
Is this location wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Current volunteering opportunities