Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

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  • We took our French friends to the museum last weekend and they were very impressed. It reminded them as well as me of the old days on the farm. The shear volume of hand tools and implements was stagge...  more »
  • Went on a drab rainy summer's day. Very impressed! Free parking, free entry. It has kiddy trail where you hunt rats and learn about country life. Lots of interactive games along the way - shepherding ...  more »
  • We recently visited this museum for the first time and were impressed with just how many interesting exhibits they have, though I must say the supporting information is often sparse in terms of how an...  more »
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  • Recently refurbished & updated museum focusing on all aspects of rural life. Interesting exhibits highlighting different facets of agriculture through the seasons & at different time periods.
  • It is a very good museum. Well detailed and illustrative.
  • It was a nice museum pre-October 2014 and it remains a nice museum today. It is slightly bigger and stuff has been re-jigged around a bit and I understand the full collection is now on display. As someone who was very familiar with the old layout and displays, it isn't that different. As a family we have massively missed being able to use MERL and its garden over the past two years, its closure has been a big loss to local residents. Personally, I wish they had just left it alone and open! Blooming lottery funding!
  • It gives a fascinating insight into rural life, plenty to see and you can also look at records salvaged from various places
  • Lots to learn about times past. Very well set out. Plenty to read and see. Good experience for the whole family.

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