The Museum of English Rural Life

  • About
    The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside. It houses Designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. Today, it forms part of the University's Museums and Collections Service.

    The Museum operates as a major resource and research centre for the history of food, farming and the countryside with links into the School of History and other academic departments at the University.

    Opening Hours

    Museum : Tuesday-Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 2 - 4.30pm

    Archives and Library Reading Room : Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm


    Entrance to the Museum, and to use the Reading Room, is free.
  • Address
    The University of Reading
    Redlands Road
    Reading
    RG1 5EX
  • Website

Members of Mandy who have worked for The Museum of English Rural Life