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Heritage Open Days: Routes, Connections, Networks

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Booking required (link available from 1st June)


September 8
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road Reading Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom + Google Map
Standing figure with one leg balanced on top of a bed frame and top half of their body bent over this leg. Only the bottom half of the bed is visible with a pair of shoes on the floor next to it.

Book into one of these special events for a unique chance to view pop-up displays of items from the University of Reading’s Art Collections and Special Collections, housed at The MERL site and not currently on public display.

Material will be selected by our curatorial and archives team and will celebrate how people and ideas have moved around and come together throughout history.

The Staircase Hall exhibition space will also be open to view the current Art Collections and Special Collections exhibitions.

Book a slot for 11.30am, 2.00pm or 3.30pm.


  • Free
  • Booking required
  • Suitable for adults