Archive and Library
Archive and Library materials held in Special Collections are accessed via the reading room. During COVID-19 access is by booked appointment only, please contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.
From 10 March 2021 until further notice:
For academic research and teaching only.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-4.00pm (we will close for an hour at lunch)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – CLOSED
Museum of English Rural Life, shop & cafe
Special Collections is accessed via the reception of The Museum of English Rural Life, which has a shop and cafe.
The Museum, shop and cafe are currently closed. Researchers should still access the building via the Museum reception and can eat lunch in the garden or other cafés on the University of Reading’s London Road Campus.
MUSEUM & GARDEN
Currently closed. Booked visits only, see our Visit Us page.
SHOP & CAFE
Currently closed. Booked visits only, see our Visit us page.