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The Museum of English Rural Life

6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX, UK

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About The Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life is one of the England’s most extensive museums dedicated to farming, food, craft, rural life, and countryside issues. . Whether on your own or with friends and family, discover the new immersive galleries, research our collections, refresh in the café and relax in the garden. Each carefully designed space incorporates different learning styles and areas of focus to draw visitors into the stories and landscape of the English countryside.



Attractions near The Museum of English Rural Life

Reading Abbey Ruins0.89km from The Museum of English Rural Life

TReading Abbey was founded in 1121 by King Henry I, youngest son of William the Conqueror. He intended it to be his own burial place and memorial, and although he died in France, he was buried in Reading before the Abbey’s High Altar in 1136. The impressive ruins consist of the south transept, the treasury, the chapter house, the dormitory, and the refectory . The chapter house is an impressive space and is the most complete room within the Abbey Ruins.

The Roseate Reading0.97km from The Museum of English Rural Life

The Roseate Reading was originally Shire Hall for the Berkshire County Council. It is now one of the luxury hotels in this area. The building, along with its wide hallways, vaulted ceilings, cornice mouldings and so more. Being located in the centre of Reading, it’s convenient and easily accessible location makes the hotel one of the top spots for dining out in town.

The Oracle0.98km from The Museum of English Rural Life

The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading offers you the ultimate shopping and dinning experience.  It contains 90 shops, including many famous ones and There are also 22 restaurants, cafés and bars along the riverside of the Kennet, and an 11-screen Vue cinema. It is one of the perf3ect shopping destinations with your family.

Reading Museum1.13km from The Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of Reading tells the story of Reading through the ages, from its Saxon beginnings to today's high-tech town. Also featuring Britain's Bayeux Tapestry - Reading's famous Victorian replica of the 11thC original, the Silchester Gallery housing artefacts from the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum and the Exhibition Gallery which hosts a changing programme of exhibitions.

Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology1.29km from The Museum of English Rural Life

The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology contains one of the finest collections of Greek ceramics in Britain with approximately 2000 objects in the museum.  The museum has recently undergone a massive renewal and artifacts are now displayed thematically.  It is located on the Whiteknights campus at the University of Reading, where there are also several other important museums.

The Ridgeway2.63km from The Museum of English Rural Life

The Ridgeway is a broad track passing through the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  They are unpaved, relying simply on the hard ground to provide a suitable surface for traveling on. They provide a more direct route than the modern roads we use today; modern roads tend to be located on more level, flat ground in valleys. It will be a new experience for you.

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This romantic county is renowned for its connections with the Royal Family, the River Thames meandering along the northern edge and its many beautiful gardens ablaze with colour. Berkshire was recognised by the Queen as the Royal County of Berkshire in 1957 because of the presence of Windsor Castle, and letters patent were issued in 1974.