From the history of how we grow our food, to ancient Greece and the animal kingdom, we offer a world of discovery for families and children right here in Reading.

Both The Museum of English Rural Life and the Ure Museum run a diverse range of family-friendly events throughout the school term and at holiday. This includes trails, arts and crafts, virtual reality, play, and more, all inspired by our collections. The vast majority of these are free!

If you or a family member has sensory requirements or preferences, we run special Early Bird mornings at The Museum of English Rural Life. Sound is minimised across the building and sensory equipment is freely available for your use.

Discover all the family-friendly events happening across our museums and collections, or find out about everything you need ahead of a visit.