Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

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  • We went in half term. Lots of pre school families here. Good cafe area plus trails and workshops for young children. Clean toilets and cute little shop area too. Pretty through collection of big old f...  more »
  • What a fantastic night! Seven of us came - we weren't sure how many people would come but it was well attended which was so lovely! Brilliant range of things to do and see - spinning, make your own fe...  more »
  • A fascinating museum, lots and lots of exhibits in a modern setting, generally well displayed, but very little information about what anything actually is! probably set up for children mainly. Really ...  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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