Welcome to the University of Reading’s Museums and Collections. From ancient pottery and medieval literature, to the work of Samuel Beckett and the history of rural England, discover and explore the fantastic breadth of our collections.

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This box allows you to search our main databases. If you prefer to browse, you may wish to use the A-Z list

Can't find what you're looking for? You can find search tips here.

The MERL has also produced a short guide to using Enterprise to search its archives.You can access it here.

If you cannot find what you need through our databases, please contact the relevant museum or collection. If you are unsure of who to contact, please email specialcollections@reading.ac.uk


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