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The Museum of English Rural Life is one of the best things to do in Reading. Whether on your own or with friends and family, discover our new immersive galleries, research our collections, refresh in our café and relax in our garden. Admission is...more
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
6 Redlands Road | University of Reading, Reading RG1 5EX, England
All reviews interactive games shop area couple of hours hands on activities extensive collection pleasant garden farm equipment interesting items closed for refurbishment young grandchildren children interested on display land rover interesting place reading university free entry outside area
A really well laid out and presented museum located just off the Bath Road on the east side of Reading.
If the topic is something that interests you, definitely check it out. It's free to get in and parking is free. There's a lovely outdoor...More
What a real gem. Both enjoyed the free parking, free entry (although donations appreciated) and spent a good 3 hours wandering around absorbing all of the fabulous finds that we all too easily forget about when surrounded in the modern day lifestyle.
Called here by chance, and it turned out to be a delight. There’s something for children, their parents and their grandparents.
The museum explains a bygone life where most people lived and worked a rural life on the land. There are displays, exhibits, recreations and...More
We really loved this museum, and it's a place you could go back to time and time again. There was lots to see,including interactive things like dressing up for the children. There was further information available in video or printed form. Really great place for...More
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 farming stuff. I did like that the staff were very...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 felt necklace, various displays, we adored...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 enjoyed the short films! You'll need at least a couple of hours.
Very well kept museum. Informative and interesting exhibits. Winter treasure trail and summer treasure trail to keep the kids occupied. Visited on a weekend so parking was not a problem.
AlisonHilton, Public Relations Manager at The Museum of English Rural Life, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018
Thank you for visiting and for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you found the museum interesting. We regularly change our family trails, though the rat trail has become a firm favourite and a permanent fixture!