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 8 September 2020 until further notice:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 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.
From 8 September 2020, the Museum will be open (please book a timed slot). 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
Booked visits only, see our Visit Us page.
SHOP & CAFE
Booked visits only, see our Visit us page.